American National Government
|Getting Started in Moodle|
|Chapter 1 Assignment: Political Ideology||Chapter 3 Assignment: Letter to Government Official||Chapter 4 Assignment: Civil Liberties||
Chapter 7 Assignment: Letter to the
(optional for extra credit)
|Chapter 9 Assignment: Political Parties||Chapter 12 Assignment: Congress||Chapter 14 Assignment: Bureaucracy||
Chapter 15 Assignment: Judiciary
(optional for extra credit)
Exam Study Guides:
|Exam 1 Study Guide||Exam 2 Study Guide||Exam 3 Study Guide|
|American Government & Politics Websites||Interesting Articles||Exam 1 Take-home||Exam 2 Take-home|
Note: Everything above may be revised as needed.
12/4: Please note that three questions have been ADDED to the Study Guide. They are at the bottom, in red.
12/2: Note that one question on the Exam 3 Study Guide will definitely NOT be on the exam. It is marked in red on the Study Guide.
12/1: The Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 Quizzes are available. The Chapter 14 Quiz closes at the usual time, this Saturday night, December 7. The Chapter 15 Quiz will close just before the scheduled final exam (Monday, December 9 at 10:00 for section C; Wednesday, December 11 at 11:00 for section E).
11/27: The Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 Assignments are posted above. The Chapter 14 Assignment is due at the usual time, the beginning of class the last class day next week (Friday, December 6). The Chapter 15 Assignment is optional for extra credit, and is due at the beginning of our last class meeting (Exam 3--finals week). Please note that that final class meeting is also the last opportunity to turn in any extra credit or late assignments or take-home exams, or finish any makeup quizzes.
11/25: "McConnell's Self-Filibuster" (quick summary): http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/07/mcconnell-s-self-filibuster.html
"Mitch McConnell's Self-Filibuster (The Daily Show)": http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-december-10-2012/mitch-mcconnell-s-self-filibuster
More (snarky): http://gawker.com/5966445/senate-hits-new-low-as-mitch-mcconnell-filibusters-himself
The Chapter 13 Quiz is available in Moodle. There is no assignment this week. Get some sleep, get caught up, and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!
11/22: The Study Guide for Exam 3 is posted above.
"Sex in the Senate": http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/sex-in-the-senate-bobby-baker-99530.html
11/21: "The splitting of the Senate", as discussed in class: http://news.yahoo.com/the-splitting-of-the-senate--now-in-convenient-gif-form-213908185.html
11/19: Exam 2 is posted above.
Exam 2 will be a take-home. It will be posted on the website this afternoon, and due this Friday, November 22.
The Chapter 12 Assignment and Quiz are available. The due date for both has been extended to Monday, November 25.
11/18: A very interesting and detailed description of a photo op gone bad: "Dukakis and the Tank: The inside story of the worst campaign photo op ever".
One more day's delay: Exam 2 will NOT take place in class on Tuesday.
Fyi: Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889, three days after Montana, and nine days after both North and South Dakota. We were six months ahead of Idaho and Wyoming.
11/14: Because of the holiday, Exam 2 is rescheduled to Monday November 18 Tuesday, November 19.
11/11: The Chapter 10 Quiz is available in Moodle.
Note that one question has been taken off Exam 2. It is marked in red on the Study Guide.
Please note the addition of another requirement for the IRIS plagiarism quiz extra credit opportunity: "Please make sure to note your course and section in "Student's Comments"."
11/4: A timely article about Al Gore and the internet: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2013/11/04/a-cautionary-tale-for-politicians-al-gore-and-the-invention-of-the-internet/
The Chapter 9 Assignment is posted above. It is a group assignment; groups will be randomly assigned in class today tomorrow (Monday Tuesday). The due date has been extended to Tuesday, November 12.
The Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 Quizzes are available in Moodle. Please note that we skip over Chapter 10 this week.
10/30: No office hours (9-9:50) tomorrow (Thursday, October 31); Friday, 11/1; Monday, 11/4; Thursday, 11/7; or Friday, 11/8. I apologize for any inconvenience. Remember, I am usually in or near my office between noon-3:00 most days, and you can always make an appointment.
A link to the publisher's website StudySpace has been added to the American Government & Politics Websites page (near the bottom, under "Miscellaneous").
10/29: The Exam 2 Study Guide is posted above.
10/28: The Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Quizzes are available in Moodle.
10/25: The Chapter 7 Assignment is posted above. It is optional for extra credit.
10/22: Exam 1 is a take-home exam. It is posted above, and is due at the beginning of class this Friday, October 25.
Btw, the Chapter 6 Quiz is available in Moodle, with the normal due date (this Saturday night, October 26).
10/21: Please note a few clarifying words have been added to question #19 on the Study Guide. They are in red.
Exam 1 has been postponed again. It will either be handed out as a take-home on Tuesday or done in class on Wednesday. Most likely the former. I apologize for any inconvenience.
10/18: Exam 1 has been postponed one more day to Tuesday, October 22.
10/15: Exam 1 is postponed to Monday, October 21.
Section E (11:00), specifically: Here's an article about the topic of trans-vaginal ultrasounds that we discussed in class on Tuesday: http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/03/01/challenges-in-the-trans-vaginal-ultrasound-debate/. There are, of course, many more to be found if you want to learn more (including on the websites in this week's assignment).
10/13: The Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 Quizzes are available in Moodle, and the Chapter 4 Assignment is posted above. This is our first two-chapter week (and an Assignment and Exam 1) so make sure to allow yourself some extra time.
My apologies--the Religious Knowledge Quiz we talked about in class was not on the "American Government & Politics" webpage. It is now (and here: http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/)
10/8: The Exam 1 Study Guide is posted above.
10/7: The Chapter 3 Quiz is posted in Moodle. The due date is unchanged (next Saturday night, October 12, at 11:55 PM).
Here's an interesting quiz you can take to see how much you know about current events: http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/
10/4: Since we're a couple days behind on the schedule, the due date for the Chapter 2 Quiz has been postponed until Monday night, October 7, at 11:55 PM
A German perspective on the shutdown: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-press-review-on-us-government-shutdown-a-925768.html
10/3: The Chapter 3 Assignment is posted above. It is due at the beginning of class the last class day of next week, which is Thursday, October 10.
10/2: Blame the Constitution for this mess: http://www.salon.com/2013/10/01/blame_the_constitution/
The Lowdown on the Shutdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUGaVdbSav8xWuFWTadK6loA&v=PTJubcZFA78&feature=player_detailpage
10/1: Jon Stewart's Rockin' Shutdown Eve: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-september-30-2013/jon-stewart-s-rockin--shutdown-eve
9/30: The Chapter 2 Quiz is posted in Moodle. The Chapter 1 Assignment is due today but there is no Chapter 2 Assignment this week.
9/23: I mentioned
another source of political news from the Washington Post in class:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/. It's also
been added to the syllabus.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/. It's also been added to the syllabus.
This is where you will find announcements related to class. Such as:
We will be using both
website and Moodle this quarter. The course website is where you will
find the syllabus, schedule, and other course information; the assignments;
study guides; and information on how to get started in Moodle.
Moodle is where you will find chapter quizzes and your grades.
Copyright 2004 Michael Ceriello