Political Science (PSCI) 1201 - 001
American Government
CRN # 40940
Fall Semester, 2001
Turlock Campus
Course Schedule

Course Outline
revised 10/8/01 GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
Friday
September 7
Introduction:
Course organization and expectations
Monday
September 10
The Promise of Democracy
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 1

class presentation

Wednesday
September 12
The American Constitution
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 2
class presentation
Friday
September 14
Federalist Papers
Read: Bond et. al., pp. 582-588
class presentation
Monday
September 17
Constitution/California Promise
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapter 1 (pdf format)
class presentation
Wednesday
September 19
Federalism
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 3
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class presentation
Friday
September 21
Federal-State relations and California
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapter 10 (pdf format)
class presentation
Monday
September 24
Test 1: The Constitutional Framework Study Guide (pdf)
Test (pdf)
Wednesday
September 26
Political Attitudes, Socialization, and Participation
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 4
class presentation
Friday
September 28
Public Opinion
Review: Bond et. al., chapter 4 and Gerston & Christensen, chapter 1
Monday
October 1
Interest Groups
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 5 and Gerston & Christensen, chapter 4
class presentation
Wednesday
October 3
Political Parties
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 6
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Last day to drop without special permission
class presentation
Friday
October 5
Parties in California
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapter 2
class presentation
Monday
October 8
Nomination of Candidates
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 7
class presentation
Wednesday
October 10
Elections
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 8
class presentation
October 12 No class
Monday
October 15
Voting Behavior
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 9
class presentatoin
Wednesday
October 17
California Voters, Candidates, Campaigns, and the Media
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapter 3
class presentation

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Friday
October 19
Class Presentations (Groups 1-3) Group1.pdf
Group2.pdf
Monday
October 22
Class Presentations (Groups 4-5) Group4.pdf
Group5.pdf
Wednesday
October 24
Class Presentations (Groups 6-7) Group6.html
Group6.pdf
Group7.pdf
Friday
October 26
Test 2: Popular Control Study Guide
StudyGuide.rtf

Test (pdf)
Monday
October 29
Congress
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 10
class presentation
How_Laws_Are_Made.pdf
Wednesday
October 31
California Legislature & Courts
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapters 5 & 6
class presentation
Friday
November 2
The Presidency
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 11
class presentation
Monday
November 5
California Executive Branch
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapter 7
class presentation
Wednesday
November 7
The Bureaucracy
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 12
class presentation
Friday
November 9
Local Government
Read: Gerston & Christensen, chapter 9
class presentation
November 12 No class
Wednesday
November 14
The Federal Judiciary
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 13
class presentation
Friday
November 16
Class Presentations (Groups 8-9) Group8.pdf
Group9.pdf
Monday
November 19
Class Presentations (Groups 10-11) Group10.pdf
Group10.html
Group11.pdf
Wednesday
November 21
Test 3: Official Decision Making (Note change in date!) StudyGuide.rtf
Test3_master.pdf
November 23 Thanksgiving break
Monday
November 26
Civil Liberties
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 14
class presentation
Wednesday
November 28
Civil Liberties (continued) and Civil Rights (introduced)
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 14 & 15
Friday
November 30
Civil Rights (continued)
Read: Bond et. al., chapter 15
class presentation
Monday
December 3
Class Presentations (Groups 12-13) class presentation
class presentation
Wednesday
December 5
Class Presentations (Groups 14-5)
Friday
December 7
Test 4: Individual Freedoms Test4_80_Questions.pdf
Monday
December 10
Hold for Make-up Exams/Review Session Test1_80_Questions.pdf
Test2_80_Questions.pdf
Test3_80_Questions.pdf
December 17
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
FINAL EXAMINATION
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