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Weekly Schedule

 Credit: ½    Prerequisites: None
 Weeks: 6   Attendance:  Mandatory Weekly Attendance


 Week 1

 Module 1: KIOSK - General Announcements

Assignments Percentage
Reading 1: Exploring Washington D.C. -
Assignment 1: Exploring Washington D.C. 50%
Reading 2: Motif and Course Information -
Reading 3: Grading Policy -
Assignment 2: Grading Policy 25%
Reading 4: Your Portfolio -
Assignment 3: Portfolio Assignment 25%
Reading 5: Discussions -

 Module 2: The METRO STATION - orientation to the U.S. Government Course

Assignments Percentage
Reading 1: General Overview -
Reading 2: Begin Your Travels Here! -
Reading 3 Virtual Tours: A Must See -
Reading 4: Your Travel Itinerary -

 Week 2

 Module 3: CAPITAL BUILDING - Political Issues Project

Assignments Percentage
Reading 1: General Overview -
Assignment 1: Interest Groups 31%
Assignment 2: Interest Groups Part 2 23%
Assignment 3: Political Parties 23%
Assignment 4: Create a Political Party 23%

 Week 3

 Module 3: CAPITAL BUILDING - Political Issues Project (Continued)

Assignments Percentage
Assignment 1: Who Are My Elected Officials 57.14%
Assignment 2: Power to Declare War 42.86%

 Week 4

 Module 4: SUPREME COURT BUILDING - The "Living" Constitution

Assignments Percentage
Reading 1: General Overview -
Reading 2: The Federal Courst System -
Reading 3: The State Court System -
Reading 4: Criminal Law vs. Civil Law -
Assignment 1: Criminal and Civil Trials 50%
Reading 5: Types of Juries -
Assignment 2: Trials in the News 50%

 Week 5

 Module 4: SUPREME COURT BUILDING - The "Living" Constitution (Continued)

Assignments Percentage
Reading 1: Supreme Court Justices -
Assignment 1: Landmark Supreme Court Cases 50%
Assignment 2: Voter Initiatives 50%

 Week 6

 Module 5: THE AIRPORT - Preparation for the Final Exam

Assignments Percentage
Reading 1: Final Exam Hint #1 -;
Reading 2: Final Exam Hint #2 -
Reading 3: Final Exam Hint #3 -
Assignment 1: Final Exam 95.24%
Course Evaluation 4.76%