POL 11 – Revised Schedule (Spring 2014)

Pol 11 – Introduction to Political Science

College Now – Bronx Community College – Spring 2014
Professor: Roy R. Rogers

Revised Schedule

PROLOGUE – SETTING THE STAGE

FEBRUARY 10: Introduction
FEBRUARY 12: Primary & Secondary Sources

FEBRUARY 17: NO CLASS (HAPPY LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY!)
FEBRUARY 19: NO CLASS (ENJOY YOUR WINTER BREAK!)

FEBRUARY 24: The Ancient Tradition [CHOSE BETWEEN PAPER OR EXAM]

PART ONE – THE MAKING OF MODERN POLITICS

FEBRUARY 26: The Christian Tradition & Machiavelli [TOPIC FOR FINAL PAPER DUE]

MARCH 3: The Social Contract
MARCH 5: The Age of Democratic Revolutions

MARCH 10: The Rights of Women
MARCH 12: Utilitarianism

MARCH 17: Marxism
MARCH 19: Political Liberalism

MARCH 24: Study Skills – Citation Formatting & Paper Writing

INTERLUDE – BUILDING STUDY SKILLS & THE COLLEGE Experience

MARCH 26: College Expectations and Skills

PART THREE – THE AMERICAN POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

MARCH 31: The American Democratic Experience – From Revolution to Civil War [DRAFT DUE]
APRIL 2: The American Democratic Experience – From Reconstruction to Recession

PART FOUR – AMERICAN POLTICAL INSTITUTIONS

APRIL 7: The Constitution
APRIL 9: American Government – Congress & the Presidency

APRIL 14: NO CLASS (ENJOY SPRING BREAK!)
APRIL 16: NO CLASS (ENJOY SPRING BREAK!)

APRIL 21: NO CLASS (ENJOY SPRING BREAK!)
APRIL 23: American Government – The Judiciary & Local Government

PART FIVE – AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

APRIL 28: Realism & Liberalism
APRIL 30: Post 9-11 Foreign Policy

PART SIX: Contemporary POLITICAL ISSUES

MAY 5: Church & State in Modern America
MAY 7: Gun Control

MAY 12: Affirmative Action
MAY 14: Death Penalty

MAY 16: FINAL EXAM or FINAL PAPER DUE

 

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Author: Roy Rogers

I am currently a PhD candidate in American History at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). My undergraduate education was at Shepherd University (Political Science & History) and I received an MA in History from George Mason University. As a historian, my research interests include early American history, the early American republic (1780 to 1830), political history, religious history, and gender history. I live in Brooklyn with my girlfriend and our cat.

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