POLI330 All Weeks Discussions Latest 2020 MARCH

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Course Code : POLI330
Subject: Political Science
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POLI330 Political Science

Week 1 Discussion

Why Study Political Science?

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Textbook: Chapter 1 ,2

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Identify why students should learn about political science. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source. Describe at least one reason why political science is interesting or relevant to you personally.

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 2 Discussion

Your Political Socialization

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Textbook: Chapter 3, 6

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Political socialization begins young. Think about conversations around politics when you were in primary school (around age 10). Maybe there was a natural disaster in your area such as a hurricane and government response levels were critiqued. What were some of the ways you learned about the political establishment through family members and friends? How were you politically socialized as a child? Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 3 Discussion

Our Constitution

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Textbook: Chapters 4, 5

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Why is our Constitution vague? What are the pros and cons of having a constitution that is written vaguely? Pick a "vague' portion of the US Constitution. Has this vagueness in terminology been problematic or helpful? Provide historical examples. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 4 Discussion

Differences and Similarities between Presidential and Parliamentary Systems

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Textbook: Chapter 7, 8

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Discuss the differences and similarities between the presidential and parliamentary systems, including the executive and legislative branches. Which system do you feel serves its citizen better? Why? Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 5 Discussion

International Organizations

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Textbook: Chapters 8, 9

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Pick one international organization (UN, EU, ICC, etc.). Explain its mission and function. Assess how issues of state sovereignty are dealt with for member countries. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 6 Discussion

US Budge

Required Resources

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Textbook: Chapter 10

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

You are an advisor to the President tasked with cutting at least $300 billion from the budget. The president wants your recommendations to cut lines, not large categories. Submit your recommendations and your reasoning for such recommendations using these guidelines:

- Use evidence (cite sources) to support your recommendations from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

- Use the format provided below to present your numbers and totals followed by an explanation below the chart.

- Please note that these are not true US budget numbers, but are reasonable hypothetical numbers to help us consider the budget processes complexities.

 

DOMESTIC PROGRAMS AND FOREIGN AID

Cut some foreign aid to African countries

$17 billion

 

Eliminate farm subsidies

$14 billion

 

Cut pay of civilian federal workers by 5 percent

$14 billion

 

Reduce the overall federal workforce by 10%

$12 billion

 

Cut aid to states by 5%

$29 billion

MILITARY

Cut the number of nuclear warheads, and end the "Star Wars" missile defense program

$19 billion

 

Reduce military to pre-Iraq War size and further reduce troops in Asia and Europe

$25 billion

 

Cancel or delay some weapons programs

$19 billion

HEALTHCARE

Enact medical malpractice reform by reducing the chances of large malpractice verdicts

$ 8 billion

 

Increase the Medicare eligibility age to 68

$ 8 billion

 

Raise the Social Security retirement age to 68.

$ 13 billion

EXISTING TAXES

Return the estate tax to Clinton-era levels, passing on an estate worth more than $1 million to their heirs would have portions of those estates taxed.

$ 50 billion

 

End tax cuts for income above $250,000 a year

$ 54 billion

 

End tax cuts for income below $250,000 a year

$ 172 billion

 

Payroll tax increase for people making over $106,000 annually contributing more to Social Security and Medicare.

$ 50 billion

NEW TAXES

Institute a Millionaire's tax on income above $1 million

$ 50 billion

 

Add a national 5% sales tax

$ 41 billion

 

Add a tax on carbon emissions

$ 40 billion

 

Tax banks based on their sizes and the amount of risk they take.

$ 73 billion

Total gap covered by your budget plan

 

$_________________

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 7 Discussion

Agenda Setting

Required Resources

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Textbook: Chapter 11

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Agenda setting can be a difficult task in government. Why? Who do you consider an important agenda setter in government? How does this participant help set the agenda? Give an example of an attempt at agenda setting in government. Was it successful? Why or why not? Consider how factors such as culture, political positions, etc. might impact your own, or the agenda setters' priorities.

Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

 

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 8 Discussion

PEW Typology Quiz

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Lesson

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PEW Quiz (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post Instructions

You have already taken the quiz as part of the lesson this week; now, tell the class about your results and what they mean. What is your ideological placement? Then, analyze why you believe the results or do not believe the results. Do these results reflect your voting record? Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

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