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The Last Supper

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Lecture Organization:

• Class Announcements • Study Guide • Course Summary • Evaluations

Class Announcements

website -- everything is current

Class Announcements

course ends today -- there is no class on Friday

Class Announcements

study guides -- study guides for the final exam have been mailed (more than half the exam will come from that)

Class Announcements

Final Exam -- is during finals week -- time slot is 11:00 a.m. on March 20th -- I can’t get it changed, but I can do this: • anyone who wants to take it in class on Friday, I’ll give it to you • other options: • 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday (18th) (anyone) • 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday (18th) (only 10) • 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (18th) (only 10)

Class Announcements

Final Exam -- sign the appropriate sheet

Class Announcements

reading bonus questions -- Chapter 3 and 5. -- can only help, not hurt

Class Announcements

Notes -- hand them in whenever you take the final or whenever you turn in your essay.
-- you will not get them back unless you retrieve them -- clearly indicate notes for each lecture (highlight or something)

Class Announcements

Voluntary Essay -- This was emailed last Friday (I have extra copies) -- must have it done and ready for meeting by Monday. (make sure you are signed up) -- Revisions are due no later than Thursday at 7:00 p.m., hand delivery to my office (no emailed papers)

Class Announcements

absences -- rule for excuses: (a) obtained pre-approval from me (b) have documentation of health/university function

Class Announcements

Bonus Points -- let me explain how these things work

Example

Midterm:

25% 15%

10-point award?

Notes

Attendance Final

15%

make your highest grade10 points stronger in weight

25% 20%

Paper

Example

Midterm:

25% 15%

C A apply the bonus here

Notes

Attendance Final

15%

A

25% 20%

B B

Paper

Example

Midterm:

15% 25% 25% 15%

C A re-allocation points

Notes

Attendance Final

15%

A

25% 20%

B B

Paper

Class Announcements

Bonus Points -- not everyone will get 10 points -- I imagine most everyone will get SOME points. -- probably people who did poor bonus activities will get 2 or 3 points -- people who did average bonus will get about 5 or 6 -- above average = 6 or 7 -- outstanding = 10 -- form …

absences:
1. How many classes did you miss: ______________

2. List the documented or pre-approved excuses you submitted _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________

Counts toward bonus. Can result in subtracted points Answer accurately, don’t over estimate (ask questions if you like)

participation:
How frequently did you participate:
every day every week every 2 weeks every month never

How frequently did you hand-in your participation

every day

every week

every 2 weeks

every month

never

lecture summaries or outlines:
1. How many lecture summaries or outlines did you hand in? ___________________ 2. Did you send me a file along with handing in a hard copy? ____________________

typed notes:
1. Have you handed in typed notes for the entire semester or for half of it? 2. Did you send me a file along with handing in a hard copy? ________ ________

Class Announcements

Bonus Points -- deadline for all bonus activity is Monday, hand delivery to my office

Class Announcements

Midterm -- can retake any portion with slight grade penalty -- must do this by Thursday at 7:00, at the latest

Questions?
Time

Summing up the Course
hybrid of 2 courses

American Government

American Politics

-- The institutions and how they work

-- Issues and ideology (the disputes on the field)

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Study Guide
help with the questions -- let’s look at a couple. [explain the rules]

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78. According to your instructor, the term “hegemony” refers to:
A. domination of a viewpoint that would not necessarily be dominate except for the fact that the people who hold it also have the power

B. a state of equilibrium in a pluralist universe whereby policy reflects the common good C. when the hedges in your front yard become really obnoxious because you don’t trim them
D. a situation where income distribution is neither flat nor extreme, so that, although you have income differences, you do not have the extremely poor and rich. Colonial America is said to have had this. E. a type of economic relationship whereby a mother country makes the country it is colonizing only trade through its network, not the network of its competitors.
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73. According to your instructor’s lecture, Ronald Reagan cut the top tax rate in 1981 to: -- 75% -- 90%
-- 50% -- 23% -- 36%

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74. True or false. Deficit spending today as a percentage of GNP is much worse than what it was under Franklin Roosevelt during World War II.

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70. According to your instructor’s lecture, the framer’s invention of the electoral college did not anticipate political parties. This is evidenced by the fact that the voting procedures in the college (before being revised by the 12th Amendment): A. did not allow electors to have more than one vote, thus preventing each member from voting for a vice presidential candidate of a given team. B. worked in such a manner as to cause ties between running mates, because the college did not anticipate the idea of individuals running as a “team.” C. were given according to the social rank of the elector, such that high-level people had more than one vote, but people of lower rank had only one vote D. specifically indicated that a vote could not be cast for a Democrat or Republican, but only a registered independent.
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Note! The following questions involve a series of true/false options. Answer “A” for true; “B” for false. All of the questions concern the following matter:

According to your instructor, the "second new deal" consisted of: 40. The FDIC program (insuring depositors if the banks fail) 41. The National Labor Relations Act
42. The Social Security Act

43. Significant progressive taxation (tax the rich more)

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36. According to your instructor, the first American presidential campaign to rely upon a "rapid response team" to quickly discredit negative attacks made by an opponent was the campaign of: A. Bill Clinton in 1992 B. Thomas Jefferson in 1800
C. Andrew Jackson in 1828

D. Franklin Roosevelt in 1932

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Course Feedback
several places -- for example: your course page -- another example link.

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