POLS 130 :: Introduction to American Politics
Fall 2012 @Leeward CC

CRN: 51930
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: D Letoto
dletoto@hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 08/20/2012 - 12/06/2012
Course Requirements: *Students will be contacted by their instructor by UH email before the first day of instruction. Students must check their UH email for course correspondence before the first day of instruction.
Course Prerequisites: Rec Preparation: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
Course Description: A contemporary look at the ideology behind the problems, the structure and policy formation process of the American political system. Comparisons will be made from analysis of the problems with actual government policies intended to deal with them. This course will attempt to present an even-handed treatment unveiling the problems as well as the strengths of the American political system. (DS)
Technical Requirements: The Internet allows students to take a course online at home using a personal computer. Depending on the online course, students may be required to log in at a specific day and time or at anytime. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files) is a requirement for online courses.
Additional Notes: Alternate Technology Access Plan: In registering for a Distance Education course (Cable or Web) the student is responsible for finding immediate alternate access to a computer with Internet connectivity or cable television should that student experience technical difficulties. Technical difficulties can include but are not limited to problems with a student's computer hardware/software; inoperability of a student's VCR or DVR; or lack of service by a student's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cable Provider. Technical issues do not constitute the extension of an assignment, project, quiz or exam deadline unless agreed upon by the instructor.

An Alternate Technology Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP, or Cable Provider.
Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 14:50:11