POLSCI 300 - Contemporary Political Issues
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The purpose of this course is to develop your capacities as "leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future." (That phrase is from U-M's official mission statement.) We will examine key political issues such as taxes and spending, poverty, healthcare, and national security. If you are unwilling to take part in respectful yet spirited discussions on controversial topics, this course is NOT for you. Some of the our topics develop as we discuss them, and so we may modify the syllabus as we proceed.

Grading is on a no-curve 100-point system. You will write seven 1000-word papers on assigned topics, worth 10 points each. The other 30 points reflects your contribution to learning in your discussion section, including attending and reporting on relevant out-of-class activities.

POLSCI 300 - Contemporary Political Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31009
Open
3
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
31017
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
31019
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
31021
Open
2
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31023
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
31025
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
31027
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
31029
Open
1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
31031
Closed
0
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
31033
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
31035
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780137016631
Financial shock : global panic and government bailouts--how we got here and what must be done to fix it, Author: Mark Zandi., Publisher: FT Press Updated ed 2009
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