DATE: FALL SEMESTER 2001 (Monday August 20th to Friday December 14th , 2001)
COURSE: Political Science 1101: "U. S. Government with Georgia State and Local Perspectives."
SECTION: CSN: 80245 Dalton State College
TIME: TT @ 11:55 p. m. to 13:10 p.m.
PLACE: POLS 1101-10 meets in LIB Room 104
PROFESSOR: Dr. Andrew J. "Jack" Waskey
A. OFFICE LOCATION:
My office is located in room 258 of the Liberal Arts Building. Office hours for this class are also before and after class.
B. OFFICE HOURS:
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION FROM THE DALTON COLLEGE CATALOGUE:
"A survey of the American federal government, the state government of Georgia, and American local government".
The successful completion of this course will satisfy the civic educational goal of that section of the GEORGIA CODE which requires that a minimum knowledge of government be obtained by all college students in state supported institutions of higher learning before they can be awarded a degree. The intent of the GEORGIA CODE is that students should be prepared to be actively participating citizens in the democratic/republican governments of the United States and Georgia. The relevant section of the code is in the text box below.
To satisfy the General Assembly’s requirement Dalton State College has adopted the goal stated below as part of its general educational goals -- a Dalton State College student:
To enable students to achieve this goal the instructor has developed a lengthy list of specific instructional
objectives which shall be achieved through activities which impart both governmental knowledge and political skills. These will be distributed at the beginning of each unit of the material covered in the classes. All educational activities in the class are designed to meet these objectives. Tests, exams or other activities are designed to assess what has been learned.
IV. EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
To satisfy Southern Regional Accrediting Association’s requirements (see the U. S. Constitution I.10 which allows states to create interstate compacts), the Dalton State College Social Science Division has adopted the following learning outcomes. Therefore Dalton State College students:
Learning outcomes will be measured by assessment means listed below or by other appropriate means deemed appropriate by the instructor.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is an introductory survey intended for the student with little or no background in political science.
VI. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:
The policies set forth below, subject to any change announced by the instructor during the semester, shall govern this course. Students are responsible for knowing these policies and complying with them.
Regular attendance at all classes and participation in all class meetings is expected. Absences should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
The instructor reserves the right to drop any student with excessive absences. Normally "excessive absences" means more than 25% absences from classes. There shall be no distinction made between "excused"
and "unexcused" absences. Attendance will be taken, but not counted against a student's grade.
F. REGENTS TESTING PROGRAM (RTP):
7:30 a. m., and, again at
6:00 p. m.
Dr. Weathersby is the administrator of the RTP. If you HAVE A PROBLEM and need to consult with him his office is Room 224 LIB. His phone number is 272-4407.
WOE unto you if you do not show up for the RTP when you have signed up! It is best not to get one of Dr. Weathersby's "no show" letters. But, WOE UPON WOE! To you if you do not show up a second time, because you will be prohibited, barred, banned, shutout, banished, and otherwise not allowed to register at Dalton College ever afterward. And, the rest you don't want to know!
a. T#1 covers lectures & chpts 1-4
b. T#2 covers lectures & chapters 5-9
The Final Exam is scheduled by the College. The time for the final in this course has been scheduled by the Office of the Registrar to be from 11:55 a. m to 13:55 p.m. (2 hours) on Thursday December 13th . It should be expected that the final will take all of the two hours allotted. All students are expected to make prior arrangements to meet any obligations regarding family, work, physicians, court appearances, etc., they might have during this time.
I. GRADING ON TESTS:
A = 90 or better
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 59 or less
W = if prior to Mid-term drop (see DC Catalog, p. 43)
W = if after mid-term = "hardship" only (see DC Catalog, p. 43) MILITARY DUTY: If a student is called to active duty, then he or she can be given a W and a full tuition refund, upon presentation of orders.
I = incomplete; but, this must be requested, and will be granted by the instructor only in accordance with the DC Catalog.
"The student has the responsibility to inform the instructor and college of a disability that could influence his/her academic performance. To be eligible to receive reasonable accommodations, the student must voluntarily and confidentially register with the ACE Center, located on the first floor of the Pope Student Center. Appropriate documentation of the disability must be submitted and verified in order to receive reasonable accommodations."
"Students with disabilities or special needs or any type should contact Disability Support Services in the ACE Center to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally register with Disability Support Services by providing adequate documentation to verify the disability and/or need. A minimum of five to ten business days in needed for approved accommodations to be arranged. The ACE Center is located on the lower level of Pope Student Center"
X. LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER (LRC):
The Dalton State College (LRC) library has a world of resources. It is open:
08:00 a. m. - 10:00 p. m. M-Th
08:00 a. m. - 05:00 p. m. F
CLOSED ON SATURDAY
02:00 p. m. - 05:00 p. m. Su.
XI. COUNTY COURTHOUSE: (for Court House Exercise)
Bradley County: Meets 1st Monday at 7 p.m., 2nd Monday (work session), 3rd Monday at 10 a.m.
In the Courthouse.
Catoosa County: Meets 1st Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in The Courthouse Annex.
Dade County 1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Fannin County Meets
Gilmer County: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Courthouse.
Gordon County: Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Courthouse.
Murray County: Meets 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Courthouse.
Pickens County Meets
Walker County: Meets 1st and last Tuesdays in the Courthouse Annex.
Whitfield County: Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p. m. and the 4th Tuesday at noon in the Whitfield County Courthouse.
XI. COURSE SCHEDULE:
See the calendar pages that follow. The assignments are for reading and tests. The schedule is essentially a reading plan and a test schedule. Unless otherwise informed by the instructor that schedule changes are necessary, due to unforeseen circumstances, then all reading assignments should be completed on the date assigned, regardless of whether the lectures are behind, current with, or ahead of the reading.
"You’ll get more accurate readings about what’s going on in the world today by reading about what happened in ancient Greece than by the newspaper."-–Mel Gibson (Lucinda Moore. "Capturing America’s Fight for Freedom: Smithsonian Experts Help the Makers of Mel Gibson’s New Movie, The Patriot,…" Smithsonian. July 2000, p. 50.)