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Am_Dem_Now 3e coverTentative Syllabus Spring 2014 -- updated 1/10/14

-- Go here for a PDF version of the syllabus

--check back when classes begin for a final version of the syllabus

Textbook: Harrison & Harris: American Democracy Now 3rd Edition.  You can find more here: http://www.coursesmart.com/american-democracy-now-3rd-edition/harrison-brigid-harris-jean-deardorff-michelle/dp/0077597052

Study guides (don't forget to review the practice quizzes at the end of each chapter and on the text website)

also, please be sure to regularly check the study guide before taking the quiz on the topic

Review Questions for Chapter 1-6 & 10 & 11 (up to the Midterm)

Review Questions for all other chapters

Mini-Lectures  

--go here for powerpoint Minilectures on selected topics.

Moodle website -- please contact the Helpdesk (922-8555) if you have trouble with Moodle (formerly WebCT)

Roesler's blog page is : http://paulroesler.tumblr.com/

Distance learning page  -- important info (meeting times & locations...)

Extra Credit

How to Get an A in this class

Textbook Website -- American Democracy Now

**NOTE: the current link is for the 2nd Edition; the 3rd Edition site it not working correctly.

  • I recommend that you take practice quizzes for each chapter
  • if you have trouble with a question, don't worry: as long as you remember the answer (the text site gives you the answers once you've taken the quiz), you'll be okay

Orientation Lecture (mini-lecture) can be found on my Mini-lectures page

  • This mini-lecture will walk you through logging on to Moodle, my syllabus and introduce the class
    • If you need more help with Moodle, call the helpdesk at 922-8555
  • After you read the syllabus, take the extra credit Knowledge/Practice quiz; it's only a few bonus points, but will give you a sense of how my quizzes work
    • these extra credit points do not count towards the 10-point maximum

Meeting Times & Rooms can be found at the Distance Learning Homepage

  • Check the website a day or two before the meetings to make sure there are no changes

For help with citations and bibliography, follow this link.