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Introduction to the Course (September 8th)

The Constitution (September 13th and 15th)

Civil Liberties (September 20 and 22) (Word version)

Democracy in the United States (September 27) (Word version)

Federalism (September 29) (Word version)

Congress (October 4 and 11) (Word version)

The Presidency (October 13 and 18) (Word version)

The Bureaucracy (October 20) (Word version)

The Courts (October 25) (Word version)

Campaigns and Elections (October 27 and November 1) (Word Version)

Public Opinion (November 3) (Word Version)

Media (November 8) (Word Version)

Political Parties (November 15) (Word Version)

Interest Groups (November 17) (Word Version)

Civil Rights (November 22 and 24) (Word Version)

Economic Policy (November 29 and December 1) (Word Version)

Social Policy (December 6 and 8) (Word Version)

Foreign Policy and Summing Up (December 13 and 15) (Word Version)

 

       On-line Readings
       
   Zinn vs. Hook on "How Democratic is America?"

             Friedman, "The Relation between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom

             Lindblom, "The Market as Prison"

             Debate on Slavery Reparations

   

Review Sheets

First midterm review sheet

Second midterm review sheet

Final exam review sheet (with final essay)

Exam Scores

First midterm scores Grade cutoffs: 87.5-98 A; 83-87.25 AB, 77.5-82.75 B; 73-77.25 BC; 65-72.75 C; 54.5-64.75 D, 54 and lower F

Second midterm scores Grade cutoffs: 92-100 A; 87.5-91.5 AB, 82 - 87.25 B; 77.5-81.75 BC; 69.5-77.25 C; 58-69.25 D, 57.75 and lower F

Final exam and section scores Grade cutoffs for the final exam: 91.5-100 A; 87.5-91.4 AB, 81.5 - 87.4 B; 77-81.4 BC; 68-76.9 C; 57-67.9 D, 56.5 and lower F; Grade cutoffs for section: 92.5-100 A; 88-92 AB, 82.5 - 87.5 B; 78-82 BC; 70-77.5 C; 60-69.5 D, 59 and lower F