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• Objectives can be supported and guided by course materials Materials • They are an integral part of the learning process • Shared views extend peer learning and support Discussion • Discussions create student-led learning • Indicate level of involvement with class and materialsAssessments • Allow mastery of course contents and subject • Allow the completion of the circle of learning from student led discussions and assessments to ability Reflections to dissect self progress and that of the course.Course Map DirectionsCourse: National Government at CDLThis course is a general education requirement as a part of Social Science requirements for all students.My students may come to this class by force instead of interest. The class will include brief yet currentexamples of American political history, structure and legislation. I t is my job to teach and inspire toencourage and maintain participation.Productive Future Outcomes: Students will enhance their knowledge of government and politicalactions in everyday life. They should be able to reflect upon the materials learned in this class to formwell educated political opinions of our government. They should be able to recognize the structure andany changes within the next 3 years and beyond. Their definition of civil liberties and rights will becomeclearer and many may appreciate them more. Legislative decisions especially events such as the FiscalCliff will be clearer for my students. Students will understand the electoral cycle, Electoral College androle of PACs, lobbyists and public opinion in selection of politicians. Students may become morepolitically and socially involved based upon their extended knowledge of what, why and how social
movements and campaigns make and change America. As a prior and continuing student of this art Ihave witnessed many changes within fellow students and former colleagues as they learn more on thecomprehensive role of learned people in changing American government. This class usually inspiresactions by students.Course Materials: American Government and Politics Brief Edition 2010-2013 by Steffen W. Schmidt,Mark C. Shelley and Barbara A. Bardes.Course Schedule: Class will be designed and discussed on a weekly basis per topic presented in the 14chapters of the book. The course runs for approximately 12 weeks provided and stated by CCCschedule. Some weeks may be compiled of two chapters that are related and support compoundcognitive learning. There will be 2 quizzes (10 points each), 2 “white” papers (20 points each), groupproject (20 points) a mid-term research assignment (40 points) and a comprehensive research finalpaper (40 points). Weekly discussions (participation 10 points per week, 5 points per question) will beprovided on topics as well as a rubric to guide students. The class will be worth 280 points with apossible extra credit assignment to encourage and introduce motivated PowerPoint presentations.