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Course Code : POLI330
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POLI330 Political Science

Week 1 Discussion

Why Study Political Science?

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Lesson

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

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.

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 1 Assignment

Current Event - Local Issue

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 1, 2

Lesson

Local newspaper

APA style manual

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Instructions

Find an article in your local newspaper about a local policy issue that affects you. For example, an article concerning your county's decision to privatize your trash collection service. Summarize the article and explain how this issue affects you. Is the article neutral? Why or why not? How might you influence this policy in the future?

Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. Articles may not be more than one month old.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 3 full  pages (not including title page or references page)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 2Assignment

The Role of Media in Influencing Government and the Public

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 6

Lesson 2

APA style manual

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Extra resources:

Mills, H. (2007). Power points!: How to design and deliver presentations that sizzle and sell (Office essentials collection). New York: AMACOM. (2007). Retrieved October 30, 2019, from WorldCat. https://chamberlain-on-worldcat-org.chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/oclc/163575158 (Links to an external site.)

Instructions

You are attending an international journalist event and have been chosen to give a presentation of the roles of the media in influencing government and its citizens. Identify and describe the roles of the media in influencing government and its citizens using specific descriptive examples. Please create a PowerPoint presentation to assist you in your presentation.

As you complete your presentation, be sure to:

Use speaker's notes to expand upon the bullet point main ideas on your slides, making references to research and theory with citation.

Proof your work

Use visuals (pictures, video, narration, graphs, etc.) to compliment the text in your presentation and to reinforce your content.

Do not just write a paper and copy chunks of it into each slide. Treat this as if you were going to give this presentation live.

Presentation Requirements (APA format)?

Length: 8-10 substantive slides (excluding cover and references slides)??

Font should not be smaller than size 16-point??

Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style??

References slide (a minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook and/or the weekly lesson for each course outcome)?

Title and introduction slide required

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 3Assignment

Essay - Representing a Democracy

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 5

Lesson

APA style manual

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Two additional sources beyond those provided

Instructions

Research the background of your Congressional representatives based on your address listed with CU - two senators and a member of the House of Representatives. Find out about their previous occupation(s), political experience, family, income, education, and other relevant demographics. What percentage of the vote did they receive to win in their last election? What are two policy issues areas they are interested in? How do these areas reflect their ideologies?

Here is a link to get your started:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Write an essay. Start by identifying all three of your representatives. Then, pick the representative you are most interested in and explain why they interest you. Present the information you found in your research required above in the essay.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 4 full pages (not including title page or references page)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources beyond those provided)

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 4Assignment

Electoral College – Good or Bad?

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 7, 8

Lesson

APA style manual

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Instructions

The Electoral College was created to protect US citizens against mob rule. Mob rule is the control of a lawful government system by a mass of people through violence and intimidation. However, some Americans question the legitimacy of this process. Pick one election where the outcome of the popular vote and the electoral college vote differed to create an argument in favor of or opposed to the use of the electoral college. List at least three valid points to support your argument. Present you argument in a PowerPoint presentation.

As you complete your presentation, be sure to:

Use speaker's notes to expand upon the bullet point main ideas on your slides, making references to research and theory with citation.

Proof your work

Use visuals (pictures, video, narration, graphs, etc.) to compliment the text in your presentation and to reinforce your content.

Do not just write a paper and copy chunks of it into each slide. Treat this as if you were going to give this presentation live.

Presentation Requirements (APA format)?

Length: 8-10 substantive slides (excluding cover and references slides)??

Font should not be smaller than size 16-point??

Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style??

References slide (a minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook and/or the weekly lesson for each course outcome)?

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 5Assignment

Current Event - Totalitarian Restrictions or Ethnic Conflict

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 8, 9

Lesson (Links to an external site.)

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Article (no more than one-month old) from reputable news source such as The New York Times or The Washington Post

Instructions

Write a paper on a current event article that discusses restrictions on freedoms by a totalitarian state or an article on ethnic conflict within a nation. Summarize the article and explain why this issue is important to the global community. What outside influences might help change this issue? How? Is the article neutral? Why or why not?

Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. Articles may not be more than one month old.

Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.

Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)

1-inch margins

Double-Spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title and Reference page required

APA cite article with link

Scan copy of article required

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 6Assignment

Current Event - Free and Fair Trade or Budgetary Issue

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 10

Lesson

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Article (no more than one-month old) from reputable news source such as The New York Times or The Washington Post

Instructions

For this assignment, respond to one of the following options:

Option 1: Find a recent article (less than one month old) from a reputable news source concerning a Free and Fair Trade issue between at least two countries.

Summarize the article.

What is the issue?

Explain why this issue is important to the global community.

What outside influences might help change this issue?

What is your opinion?

Option 2: Find a recent article (less than one month old) from a reputable news source concerning a proposed budgetary change.

Summarize the article.

What is the issue?

Explain who benefits most from the change?

Who might be negatively affected by this change?

What is your opinion?

Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.

Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)

1-inch margins

Double-Spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title and Reference page required

APA cite article with link

Scan copy of article required

 

POLI330 Political Science

Week 7Assignment

Final Project - Policy Issue

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 11

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles - the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions

You are a lobbyist for an issue that you find important. For example, you would like to see the banning of smoking in federal buildings (Note: This policy has already been enacted.) You are going to make an informational pamphlet to highlight your points to prominent members of Congress. Research members of Congress that you will target in your lobbying. Explain why these members are critical to your goal. Make a plan of action and produce a pamphlet supporting your cause. Who will you be reaching out to? Why? Write a cover letter to a Congressional member and include your reasoning for reaching out to them in particular in the letter. Remember a lobbyist is only as good as the information they provide. A lobbyist who provides incomplete or unreliable information will soon be unemployed, or lose access to officials.

Cover letter should:

Follow a standard business format

Correctly address your Congressperson

Use the correct postal address

Explain your choice to write to this representative in particular, and provide your pamphlet. For example, maybe your research showed that this representative sponsored legislation on this issue in the past.

Pamphlet should:

Define the problem. Tells us exactly what the problem is. Detail its urgency and provide data. Be objective.

Analyze the problem. Provide relevant data. Tell us how to make sense of the data. Provide any findings

Offer a recommendation. Do not generalize. Be specific.

Must be persuasive.

Cite four scholarly sources

Submit your cover letter and pamphlet for grading.

Writing Requirements (APA format).

Length: Cover letter to Congressman should be only 1 page

Pamphlet should be 5 pages in length

1-inch margins

12-point Times New Roman font

Reference page (minimum of 4 scholarly sources)

 

 

 

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