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Course Syllabus - GOV 117-10T

Course Syllabus, Spring Semester 2012

“An Introduction to U.S. Government,” GOV 0117-10T

 

Wednesday, January 11 – Fall Semester Begins

Wednesday, January 11 –  Quiz #1 Student Assignments:

                         Lesson 1  -  Democratic Voices in a Changing Society

                        Lesson 2  -  The Living Constitution

                        Lesson 3  -  Constitution in Crisis

                        Lesson 4  -  Federalism

                        Lesson 5  -  Intergovernmental Relations

                        Lesson 6  -  Public Opinion and Political Socialization

Friday, January 13 -  Student Contact Information Due to Instructor

Friday, January 18 -  Last Day to Drop Without Financial Penalty

Friday, February 3  -  Quiz #1 Due (Postmarked)

Monday, February 6  -  Quiz #2 Student Assignments:

                        Lesson 7  -  Participation in Democracy

                        Lesson 8  -  Mass Media and Government

                        Lesson 9  -  Interest Groups

                        Lesson 10 – Political Parties

                        Lesson 11 – Media and Elections

                        Lesson 12 – Presidential Elections

Friday, March 2  -  Quiz #2 Due (Postmarked)

Mon thru Fri, March 5–9  –  Spring Break

Monday, March 5  -  Quiz #3 Student Assignments:

                        Lesson 13 – Congressional Elections

                        Lesson 14 – Congress

                        Lesson 15 – Legislative Process

                        Lesson 16 – Congress and the President

                        Lesson 17 – The Presidency

                        Lesson 18 – The Bureaucracy

                        Lesson 19 – Domestic Policy

Friday, March 16  -  Mid-term Paper Due (Postmarked)

Wednesday, March 16 – Last Day to Drop Without Academic Penalty

Friday, March 30 -  Quiz #3 Due (Postmarked)

Monday, April 12 -  Quiz #4 Student Assignments:

                        Lesson 20 – Foreign Policy

                        Lesson 21 – Global Politics

                        Lesson 22 – Federal Courts

                        Lesson 23 – Criminal Justice

                        Lesson 24 – Due Process of Law

                        Lesson 25 – First Amendment Freedoms

                        Lesson 26 – The Struggle for Equal Rights

Friday, April 27  -  Quiz #4 Due (Postmarked)

Monday, May 7  -  Final Examination and Course Critique Due (Postmarked)

Thursday, May 10  – Final grades submitted to Shawnee Community College

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