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POLS 1337

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Introduction, summary of the syllabus and introductory lecture.
US Govt: Congress, Pres & Crts
Jeffrey Bryan Cole
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Date Created: 08/28/16
August 22, 2016 POLS 1337 Introduction Color key: Vocabulary Important facts Important dates and names Questions Requirements for the class:  Must buy e-book on McGraw-Hill website  Must buy Tophat Professor J. Bryan Cole  Office: PGH 381 o Office hours Monday and Wednesday 1:00 PM- 2:15PM, Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM  Phone: 713-743-3904  Email: o Check syllabus before sending the professor an email Grading Grading breakdown 10% Attendance 20% assignmentsent events 45% Learn Smart modules Exams 25% 93-100 A 73-76 C 90-92A- 70-72C- 87-89B+ 67-69D+ 83-86B 63-66D 80-82B- 60-62D- 77-79C+ <59 F  Attendance o taken through the Tophat app or website  Buy Tophat o Participate in class discussion o Attendance is worth 10% of the final grade  Weekly current events assignments o During the second week of class student will chose 2 current events o Each week a student will present about their chosen current event o Newspapers and news articles will be provided on blackboard as research for each students’ current event o Each current even assignment will comprise 10% of the student’s final grade o Due at 11:59 PM during the week that the current event is being discussed on Blackboard under the tab labeled “short assignments”  10% of the final grade will be docked for every day the assignment is late  After 3 days if the assignment has not been turned in the student will receive a zero as a grade o Grading rubric  Maximum of 10 points  5 pts. base grade  2 pts. for demonstrating a clear understanding of the concept  1 pt. for making a comparison or contrast (if asked to by teacher) 1 pt. for clear and coherent writing o Each current event assignment is worth 10% of the final grade  Learn Smart modules o Must buy e-book on McGraw-Hill website  Under tab labeled “Learn Smart Modules” o Read e-book then answer questions and rate confidence o Have to answer a predetermined number of questions correct o No late assignments o The average of all assignments is worth 25% of the final grade  Exams o 2 midterm exams and 1 final exam  Multiple choice questions from lectures and book readings  50 questions with a 60 minute time limit  Not accumulative o Exams must be taken at CASA  Must make reservations 2 weeks in advance o No class on exam dates o Each exam is 15% of the final grade  2 extra credit opportunities o 2 optional quizzes at the beginning and end of the semester  First quiz due Friday September 2, 2016 11:59 PM  Worth 2 extra pts. on final grade  Must complete both quizzes to receive grade o Short surveys for researchers  If finished get 1 extra pt. on final grade Academic misconduct  Don’t plagiarize o Plagiarism- using another person’s words or ideas without giving them credit  Cheating or plagiarism will be reported to the university committee on academic misconduct o If the university committee on academic misconduct confirms the instance of plagiarism the student will receive a failing grade on the assignment. o May also receive an F or expulsion from the university


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