Preview of American National Government
Political Science 1200 Fall 2013
Date preview posted: August 6, 2013
This covers the same material as a regular lecture version. You will read the textbook, do an Internet exercise, take quizzes and write papers, moving as fast as you want. The course has 14 quizzes, three short essays, and a final examination. If you are dissatisfied with your quiz grade, you can retake the quiz once. You can also resubmit a paper. You should plan on completing a module every week. Staying on schedule is the key to success. Besides the quizzes and essay, there is a final examination taken on line.
If you have already signed up for the course and are wondering how to get a head start before the term begins, buy the textbook and start reading it: The Challenge of Democracy, the Essentials, 9th edition, by Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey M. Berry, Jerry Goldman, Deborah Schildkraut and Kevin W. Hula (2012), Cengage. Do not confuse it with the long edition. Once the course begins, you must have the book. The first assignment is due within a week, so you cannot wait. Both the Student Union and Bancroft St. bookstores will have the book. If you order on-line, for instance from Amazon, ask for fast delivery so you will be ready on time.