POLSCI 300 - Contemporary Political Issues
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
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)
 
30149
Open
4
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
30155
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
30157
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
30159
Open
1
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30161
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
30163
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30165
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
30167
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
30169
Open
2
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
30171
Open
4
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
30173
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Note:
All other readings will be available through CTools.
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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