Revised Syllabus


Political Science 150, Sec. 2                           Office: ZH-411

Democracy in America                        Office Hours: M-T-W 1:30 to 3:15 P.M.

Spring Semester 2008                                     Otherwise by Appointment                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Instructor: Dr. Steve Berg                                E-mail:                    

Meeting in DU 448                                          3:30 to 4:45 P.M.  M-W


New Tentative Course Schedule


March 5: Mid-term exam handed out (take home format).


March 8-16: Spring Break!


March 19: Mid-term exam due at the beginning of class.


April 21: Term paper due at beginning of class.


May 7: Wednesday, the Final Examination (take home format) is handed out.


Final Exam Due on Monday May 12, 4:00 to 5:50 P.M.   Due to University Regulations, the class must meet at this time, on this date.  I have to be there, and I will be dutifully sitting on the table graciously accepting your final exam papers.  I may bring some donuts if there is sufficient interest expressed by the class.    


The format of the take-home mid-term and final exams will probably be an assortment of essay questions, out of which you will pick two (2) to write on.  The tests and papers you hand in for this course are to be typed or printed by ink-jet or laser computer printers.  Other computer printers can be used provided that the output is of letter quality.  Papers and tests should be double-spaced, and preferably be in size 12 type in a standard font like Times New Roman.  As this is a college level course, spelling, command of the English language, and grammar are important elements of your work, and will be taken into account during grading.  Papers showing evidence of plagiarism will be dealt with harshly.  If you quote or paraphrase something, cite it appropriately so that I can look it up.  If you use Internet sources, you can cite the URL from what you find.  If you use Yahoo or Google, do not just give me the search engine URL.  To not cite something properly constitutes plagiarism.  Proper citations indicate superior scholarship.  If you have any questions on this, please ask them before handing in your tests or papers.


I hope that these changes help get us back on track in the course after the recent unpleasantness.  Again, please feel free to contact me in class, after class or in my office to help resolve any issues that come up for you.  Let us work together to make this course a success.