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1 Social Science & Human Services American Government 2301.4401 INET Class – Online August 29th - Dec 02nd Former Students from last semester can get a new access code by emailing [email protected] and tell them which course your were apart in the previous semester. The email must contain a your Full Name, Course and Section Number including semester and CC me a copy. Professor: Glynn Newman E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: (972) 860-8327 Office: C-285 OFC Hours: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Access Class: To access class material (i.e.) exams, discussion board click on the link below and set up your account using the access code that came with your book. Used books in most cases do not have an access code because the previous student has used it http://webcom.grtxle.com/transformation Course Overview This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics. It is designed to help students acquire the knowledge necessary to understand, critique, and conduct social- scientific research. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in GOVT 2301 and 2302 to be admitted to the political science major in most universities. In this course you will be introduced to the study of political science. Topics include the Origin and Development of Constitutional Democracy (United States and Texas), Public’s Influence, Campaigns and Voting, Political Participation , Parties and Politics , Texas Government, Local Cities. (To ensure transferability, students should plan to take both Governments 2301 and 2302 within the DCCC.) If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact me via email at [email protected] Emails are returned in the order I receive them. Weekend emails are not returned until Monday for the most part.2 Required Book Newman, G. (2010). The Transformation of American Politics Revised. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Copyright: 2008 Revised 2011 Edition: 02 Number of Pages: 458 ISBN# 9780757583223 for old book and 978075792515 for new book either book is ok. Binding: Soft Cover Access Code Included inside of New Books Only make sure you ask that question if you purchase from a non relate site. CONSUMABLE BOOK Book Purchasing Websites: Amazon Bookstore Online www.amazon.com search Newman access code included. Eastfield Bookstore Online: http://www.efollett.com Kendallhunt Publications: http://www.kendallhunt.com Fall 2011 Class Assignments A) CLASS INTRODUCTION: Please tell the class who you are, your major and what you hope to learn from taking a government class. Reply to two other classmates. B) REQUIRED READINGS: Required reading with a discussion board post for each. Reply to two other classmates. If you do not post on the board you will lose 25 points off your next exam. FEDERALIST 10 Post before Sept 10th FEDERALIST 13 Post before Sept 21st FEDERALIST 51 Post before Oct 7th FEDERALIST 84 Post before Oct 22nd FEDERALIST 85 Post before Nov 19th C) ARTICLE READINGS: These are hyperlink so just click to find the article and begin reading. Test dates are below. Two Years of Economic Recovery: Women Lose Jobs, Men Find Them, By Rakesh Kochhar July 6, 2011 (10 QUESTIONS)3 Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Twenty-to-One By Rakesh Kochhar, Richard Fry and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends July 26, 2011 (10 QUESTIONS) D) TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS READINGS: Article 1 – Exam (Years of Economic Recovery) September 11th – 17th EXAM 1 – CHAPT 1-3 (50 QUESTIONS) September 24th – 30th EXAM 2 – CHAPT 4-6 (50 QUESTIONS) October 9th – 15th Article 2 – Exam (Wealth Gap Rises) October 23rd – 29th EXAM 3 – CHAPT 7-9 (50 QUESTIONS) November 6th – 12th EXAM 4 – CHAPT 10-12 (50 QUESTIONS) November 27th – Dec 2nd F) Read Carefully November 9 it must me at the Campus. Evaluation of Ideas and Sample Tests are Due at EFC on November 9th. The evaluation pages are behind each chapter in the textbook as well as sample test, so look through the entire book. The workbook portion requires that you tear out the original pages, no photocopies are allowed and will not be accepted. Please mail your work inside a Yellow Envelope with course and section number on the back of the envelope. Also keep the postal receipt for your record. If you drop off your envelope please sign the logbook in G237. If you drop off after 5:00 PM then go to room c201 and follow the same procedure, but let me know that your coming after 5PM by emailing me. Mailing Address: Eastfield Community College ATTN: Professor G. Newman Social Science Department 3737 Motley Dr. Mesquite, Texas 75093 Click the link for important dates below: http://www.eastfieldcollege.edu/CDI/ACADCAL.asp4 Grading Scale - A 90 - 100 - B 80 - 89 - C 70 - 79 - D 60 - 69 - F 59 - 0 There is no rounding up in this course so for example an 89.9 = B. There is no extra credit work in this course so do your best with the work issued. Please Read My Notes below A. The week runs from Monday –Friday. Any assignment submitted after that will not be graded. B. All assignments must have full name with course and section number on every page. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of 10pts. C. Please proof read and run a spell check prior to submission of any material. D. All emails must and have full course and section number in subject line. E. Pre-tests are to help you prepare for the exams and are not graded. F. The best way to reach me is via e-mail [email protected] G. Technical problems such as: (A). Access code failure, (B). Exam resets, (C). Entered wrong class section number while setting up Webcom account should be emailed to [email protected] if you expect quick service always put full course and section number. H. If you encounter website problems with the Webcom site email [email protected] Policy on Missed Examinations Missed Exams will receive a grade of zero except in cases of demonstrated, appropriate, and verifiable emergencies or tragedies or where the student has prior approval from the instructor. In cases of missed exams excused by the instructor, a makeup exam will be rescheduled at the convenience of the instructor. All exams must be completed by the last day of class. Policy on


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