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Last approved: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:28:52 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:28:47 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

hinkelmank
Kirk
Hinkelman
HinkelmanK@missouri.edu
573/884-4117
Mizzou Online
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
hornerwt
William
Horner
HornerWT@missouri.edu
573/882-6510
Political Science
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
arcem
Moises
Arce
arcem@missouri.edu
573/882-7791
Political Science

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Political Science (POL_SC)
Political Science
4120W
3
 
30
Politics and the Media - Writing Intensive
The role and importance of mass media in the political process, primarily the U. S. Constitutional protections of the press, politics of media control, political news and advertising, effects of information on election campaigns, political institutions, and policymaking.
Social Science
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
POL_SC 1100 and junior standing.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

hornerwt
William
Horner
HornerWT@missouri.edu
573/882-6510
Political Science
(numbers only)
NTT Professor
113 Professional Bldg
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

Essay exams (40% of course grade). This course examines the relationships amongst the public, the mass media, and the government. It also offers an exploration of the role of the mass media in a democratic society. This course will be conducted in part as a seminar, which requires the active involvement of the seminar participants and a minimum of lecture.
No changes
Online
Self paced?
Yes
19
25
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
All Assignments
Two papers on media-related topics, each with a first and final draft. 1) the presence or absence of bias in media coverage of politics 2) the design and impact of televised political ads. Each paper will be 7-9 pages in length, there will be two drafts of each paper, and grading will be done by me and my teaching assistants. The exams are also written, with short answer and short essay questions.
Length of assignment:
18
Instructor
18
Instructor
36

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
18.00
Revisions:
18.00
36.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Other
self-paced
 
Both of the writing assignments allows for more than one acceptable interpretation. The point in each assignment is for the students to think about how to apply the concepts we've studied.
There are two essay exams, middle and end of semester. The first paper is due roughly 1/3 of the way through the semester, with redrafts due a couple of weeks later. The second paper is due in the last month of class, with redrafts due on the last day of class.
60
%
 
1
I have extensive meetings with them about grading and work with them to prepare rubrics to use in grading all written work.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:28:47 GMT): POL_SC 4120W, 01 has been added to the Fall 2017 Schedule of Classes.
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