Introduction to Political Science/Winter 2000
Wayne State University/Northwest Activities Center
Ron Ziegler

Schedule of Text Readings and Class Discussions
Tu 1/11 Scheduling Reorganization
Th 1/13 Introductions, Syllabus, Course Requirements, Grading Criterion, Political Culture/ Chapter 1
Tu 1/18 Constitutional Democracy/Chapter 2
Th 1/20 Constitutional Democracy/Chapter 2
Tu 1/25 Federalism/Chapter 3
Th 1/27 Federalism/Chapter 3
Tu 2/1 Civil Liberties /Chapter 4 (Article Review # 1 due this week)
Th 2/3 Civil Liberties /Chapter 4
Tu 2/8 Equal Rights /Chapter 5 (Article Review # 2 due this week)
Th 2/10 Equal Rights /Chapter 5
Tu 2/15 Public Opinion and Political Socialization/Chapter 6 (Article Review # 3 due this week)
Th 2/17 Public Opinion and Political Socialization/Chapter 6
Tu 2/22 Voting and Participation/Chapter 7 (Article Review # 4 due this week)
Th 2/24 Voting and Participation/Chapter 7
Tu 2/29 Political Parties and Elections/Chapter 8 (Article Review # 5 due this week)
Th 3/2 Political Parties and Elections/Chapter 8
Tu 3/7 Interest Groups and the Media/Chapters 9 and 10
Th 3/9 Interest Groups and the Media/Chapters 9 and 10
(Mid Term Exam is due today)
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Tu 3/21 Congress and the Legislative Process/ Chapter 11 (Article Review # 6 due this week)
Th 3/23 Congress and the Legislative Process/ Chapter 11
Tu 3/28 The American Presidency/ Chapter 12 (Article Review # 7 due this week)
Th 3/30 The American Presidency/ Chapter 12
Tu 4/4 The Bureaucracy/ Chapter 13 (Article Review # 8 due this week)
Th 4/6 The Bureaucracy/ Chapter 13
Tu 4/11 The Judicial System/Chapter 14 (Article Review # 9 due this week)
Th 4/13 The Judicial System/Chapter 14
Tu 4/18 The Policy Process/ Chapters 15, 16, 17 (Article Review # 10 due this week)
Th 4/20 The Policy Process/ Chapters 15, 16, 17
Tu 4/25 Final Exam due (Book Review is due)

Grading Criterion
There will be six grading instruments utilized in this course.
Each will carry equal weight in determining the student's final grade.

1) There will be a take home midterm covering Chapters 1- 10.
It will be due to be turned in by March 9
Students will be able to find this test posted on the internet in ejps
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/2897

2) There will be a final exam due on the last day of class, April 25.
It will cover Chapters 11-17.


EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE ACCESS TO AN EMAIL ACCOUNT
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE OR CANNOT OTHERWISE GET ACCESS TO ONE
GO TO THE WSU LAB AND SET ONE UP AT HTTP://WWW.HOTMAIL.COM.
IT IS FREE AND IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND USER FRIENDLY.
ONCE YOU HAVE ONE, SEND A SHORT EMAIL TO THE INSTRUCTOR
SO THAT HE HAS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. ALSO MAKE AN ENTRY
IN THE EJPS GUEST BOOK THAT INCLUDES YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

3) Each student will be asked to read and review one article each they select from five
of the following political science journals which can be found in the WSU library.
Each should be about 200 words in length and should be emailed to the instructor
at RGZiegler@aol.com each week beginning in Feb. Each article selected
should be from a different subdiscipline in political science.

The American Journal of Political Science
The Journal of Politics
The American Political Science Review
Polity
Presidential Studies Quarterly
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Public Opinion Quarterly
Policy Review
Policy Studies Journal or Review
Political Theory
Political Behavior
American Politics Quarterly
Brookings Review
Foreign Policy
Foreign Affairs
Political Research Quarterly
The Freeman
Independent Review


4) Students will also be reading and reviewing five articles from those listed below found in the
e Journal of Political Science at
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/2897.
Each review is to be about 200 words long and is to be emailed to the
instructor at RGZiegler@aol.com each week beginning with Feb.

Vol I No 1

There You Go, Again*
Lincoln's Progress*
One Term Blunder*
Making the Grade*
Pollstergeist*
Snow Job*
Preserving Our Investment*
The Senate and Secession*
Averting the Constitutional Crisis*
Revin' Up Motown*

Vol I No 2

Comments on Nagel*
Consequences of Sustainable Development*
Origins of the Structural Deficit*
Factors in the Recent Economic Downturn*
Electoral Clock of Presidential Elections*
A Reasonable Doubt*
Moral Basis of Free Society
The Readiness Gap
The Imperial Judiciary
Clinton's Court's Assault on Justice
The Case for the National Sales Tax
National Tort Reform

Vol I No 3

Procedural Reform in the 104th Congress*
The China Question*
Premature Burial*
The New Jim Crow*
Ending the 55 mph Speed Limit: Krugman and Growth*

Vol I No 4

The Fate of the Nation*
The Third World War*
The Fallacy of Tax Incidence*
The Central Importance of Normal Profit for Policy Analysis*
African Spring*
Stopping Global Warming in Africa*




Vol II No 1

The Continuing Decline of Southern White Democrat Districts
Climate Care
School Choice
Moral Tax Policy

Vol II No 2

From G to Growing G*
Surplus! What Surplus?*
Wholly Holey Holies: The Political Mythology of Liberalism*
Taxing the Poor*
On Creation of Black Districts
Don't Ban the Bomb
IMF Funding
Abolish the IMF
Lessons of the Depression

Vol II No 3

Spinning Out of Control*
Microsoft and Antitrust
Is Microsoft A Menace?
Conversion Experience
Benefits of Immigration
An Economy Without Immigration
The End of Representation
Scrapping the Tax Code
Rewriting the Code
Why America Needs a Tax Cut
It's Reagan's Economy, Stupid!
Why America Needs ABM
IMF Needs Reform
How to Improve CPI
CPI Can't Keep Up With Inflation
Market Based Environmentalism

Vol II No 4

The Second Deficit Wave on the Horizon*
The Perplexing Loss of Confidence by the GOP

*denotes articles written by instructor

5) Students will receive a grade based on attendance, preparation, and class participation.

6) Students will read one of the following and write a 1000 word critical review of it:
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George Aiyttley
Africa Betrayed
Africa in Chaos
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Ballagh, James C.
White Servitude in the Colony of Virginia
A History of Slavery in Virginia
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Bancroft, Frederic
Slave-Trading in the Old South
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Barnes, Gilbert
The Antislavery Impulse
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Bennet, Lerone
Before the Mayflower
Black Power, USA:
The Human Side of Reconstruction, 1867-1877
The Shaping of Black America

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Bentley, George R.
The History of the Freedmen's Bureau
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Blackburn, Robin
The Making of New World Slavery
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Blassingame
Slave Community
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Brown, William Wells
The Negro in the American Rebellion
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Carmichael, Stokley and Hamilton Charles V.
Black Power
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Clarke, John Henrik, ed
Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa
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Cleaver, Eldridge
Soul on Ice
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Colburn, David R. and Jane L. Landers
The African American Heritage of Florida
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Cornish, Dudley Taylor
The Sable Army: Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-65
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Davis, David
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
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Davis, Wade
The Serpent and the Rainbow
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Delaney, Martin
The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny
of the Colored People of the United States
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Douglass, Frederick
The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
My Bondage and My Freedom




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Du Bois, W. E. B.
Up From Slavery
Black Folks, Then and Now
The Souls of Black Folk
Black Reconstruction
ed, The Negro Church
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Dumond, Dwight
Antislavery
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Eaton, John
Grant, Lincoln and the Freedmen
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Edmunds, Helen G.
The Negro and Fusion Politics in North Carolina, 1894-1901
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Ellison, Ralph
The Invisible Man
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Fauset, Arthur Huff
Sojourner Truth
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Fehrenbacher,
Slavery, Law, and Politics
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Ficklen, John R.
The History of Reconstruction in Louisiana through 1868
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Filler, Louis
The Crusade Against Slavery
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Franklin, John Hope
From Slavery to Freedom
The Free Negro in North Carolina
Reconstruction
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Frazier, E. Franklin
The Negro Family in the United States
Black Bourgeoisie
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Fogel, and Eugen
Time on the Cross



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Foner, Eric
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men
Nothing But Freedom
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Genovese
The Political Economy of Slavery
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Gutman
Black Family in America
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Haley, Alex
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Roots
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Johnston, Harry
The Negro in the New World
A History of Colonization in Africa
The Uganda Protectorate
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Kay, Marvin L. Micheal and Cary
Slavery in North Carolina
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King, Martin Luther
Stride Toward Freedom
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Kolchin
American Slavery
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Lawrence, Harold G.
African Explorations of the New World
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Lofgren
The Plessy Case
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Logan, Rayford W.
The Betrayal of the Negro
From Hayes to Wilson
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Lomax, Louis
The Negro Revolt
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McManus, Edgar J.
A History of Negro Slavery in New York
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Morel, Edmund
Red Rubber
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Morris
Free Men All
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Morgan, Edmund
American Slavery, American Freedom:
The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia
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Stampp, Kenneth
The Peculiar Institution
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Sobel, Michel
Trabelin' On
The World They Made Together
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Van Semtima, Ivan, ed
African Presence in Early America
They Came Before Columbus
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Wiemer, Leo
Africa and the Discovery of America
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Williams, Chancellor
The Destruction of Black Civilization
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Woods, Peter
Black Majority
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Woodward, C. Van
The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Origins of the New South
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Zilversmit, Arthur
The First Emancipation:
Abolition of Slavery in the North
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or any of the books listed as suggested readings at the end of each chapter in the text
or consult with instructor for books about particular areas in political science.

Each of the five instruments will be 1/6 of the student's grade in the course.

STUDENTS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR BY EMAIL FOR INDIVIDUAL
CONCERNS AT RGZiegler@aol.com.


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