PO206 COMPARATIVE POLITICS

PO206 COMPARATIVE POLITICS

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CLASS TIME/ROOM: TuTh 12:15-1:30pm, Petrocelli 113

OFFICE: Petrocelli 324, 603-899-4289

OFFICE HOURS: MWF 10-10:45, 12-12:45

Email: cohenf@franklinpierce.com or Canvas Mail

"MOBILE" OFFICE HOURS anytime up to 8 PM, 7 days a week, text or call 978 660 5968.

 

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CALENDAR (Scroll to bottom or click "Jump to Today" in upper-right corner.)

BE ENGAGED; BE ONLINE. I accept NO (!) EXCUSES for not being fully informed on everything going on in class, as Canvas keeps you informed of all events, work, due dates, instructor feedback/comments by way of text message, email, Course Summary (the calendar below), and "To Do" (in Dashboard and Syllabus sidebar).

Set your email/text-message "notification preferences" using these instructions: How do I set my notification preferences as a student?  My recommendation is to click "Notify me right away" or "Daily summary" for, at a minimum, "due date," "course content," and "submission comment."

EXPECT TO WORK REGULARLY. From day one, expect to be assigned work EVERY DAY of the work week. When we are not doing project-based work, you are gauged constantly for your grasp of reading, audio/visual, and classroom (lecture/discussion) material.

Note: During add/drop week, assignments will not be due until the day after the end of the add/drop period. After that, they will only be open from 2-3 full days.

CLASS NOTES. You are required to submit them for every class in the specified Canvas location. See #2 below.

A PORTABLE, PERSONAL COMPUTING DEVICE is essential to doing work in- and outside the classroom.

CANVAS is where all work is assigned and submitted. It is where all feedback and grades are provided. 

Canvas automatically saves your work and, therefore, before the due date you may open and work on the assignment as many times as you wish. Just don't click "Submit" until you are finished. 

The answer key to daily questions is always shown to students after the due date.

OFFICE365. All students have Office365 accounts, meaning all of you have online and downloadable versions of Microsoft Office. Any files submitted must be in MS Office formats.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY (Plagiarism, Cheating). My policy is that which is stated in the Franklin Pierce University Academic Catalog (p.18). For "instructor's discretion," a student receives a zero for the assignment, in addition to the penalties described in the catalog.

SPECIAL ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS must be sought at the Center for Academic Excellence.

THE GOAL OF THIS COURSE  is for students to learn how to compare nations to gain insights into their politics, economy, governments, constitutions, and process for making domestic/foreign policy and to learn important le. To reach this goal, we will inquire deeply into the nature of political interactions in societies across the world. GLE Learning Outcomes: Social Science, Inquiry and Analysis, Critical Thinking.

READING MATERIAL mostly comes from the Franklin Pierce DiPietro Library's ProQuest collection of newspapers and journals; the university subscription to The Economist; and your library-sponsored subscription to the New York Times. Please activate your subscription to the NEW YORK TIMES. 

COURSEWORK consists of the following:

(1) DAILY QUESTIONS (5 days/week for the first 10 weeks of the semester) can always be found in Course Summary (the calendar below) and "To Do" (in Dashboard and Syllabus sidebar). The daily questions address the following:

  • assigned reading
  • assigned audio/visual materials;
  • classroom lecture/discussion;

For questions on classroom lecture/discussion, use your own notes or, especially if you are absent, borrow notes from a classmate. Being absent gives you no special free pass from material covered in class. Like those present in the classroom, you are accountable for that material. Class review assignments are open for a minimum of 3 days, plenty of time for absentees to obtain notes from classmates.

 

Canvas automatically saves your work and, therefore, before the due date you may open up the assignment as many times as you wish. Just don't click "Submit" until you are finished.

(2) SUBMISSION OF CLASS NOTES: Students receive a 1.5/1.5 (100%) every time they submit notes, 0/1.5 if they don't. Just click on "Submit notes" in "To Do" or "Jump to Today."

Take notes or copy/paste (from another document) in the text box provided; upload an MS Word document; or, for those who prefer handwritten notes, upload a focused photo of clearly-written notes. Notes must reasonably reflect the content of lecture, discussion, and Q & A.

If you are tardy or have your cell phone out, then I will not accept your notes. 

(3) SCHOLARLY INQUIRY (for the remaining 4 weeks of the semester) into nations, concepts and political issues assigned by the professor. We will use scholarly inquiry to develop our skills in the following areas:

    1. information literacy
    2. written and oral communication;
    3. analysis;
    4. digital literacy.

(4) FINAL EXAM  is comprehensive, consisting of 40 objective questions (e.g., multiple choice, matching, true/false, etc.): Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule

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