Professor Robert Friedman
Government 1: Essentials of Government


 

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Welcome to the Government 1 home page on the World Wide Web. These electronic pages provide information for the course Essentials of Government taught over television by Professor Robert Friedman at California State University, Sacramento. This course introduces the basics of national, state, and local governments. It is open to all students.  There are a number of options for viewing the class both in a real time fashion and on a delayed basis.

Address:  Tahoe Hall 3110 (for the Professor and student assistants)
Professor  Friedman  friedmanr@csus.edu, office hours TR 8:15-8:45
protocol for contacting Professor Friedman

Student assistants

 

Email address

Office hours

David Balderston

davidbalderston28@gmail.com

 Friday 12-1:00PM

Andrea Edelman

andreajedelman@gmail.com

Thurs  10:30-11:30AM

 

 

Updated

January 15, 2014

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Be sure to check the calendar out frequently so that you are informed of the assignments and any updates. Note: A indicates readings in the Annual; G is for Ginsburg, We the People, c is for readings in Canon, The Enduring Debate, GC is for Governing California and R is for readings on the Web.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, you need to provide disability documentation to SSWD, Lassen Hall 1008, (916) 278-6955. Please discuss your accommodation needs with me or one of the student assistants after class or during my office hours early in the semester.

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Studio   ARC1010  AMD 260  Web

Final Grades: Studio  ARC1010  AMD260  Web

Calculating final grades     

                  section requirements  

 

Your Gradebook ID can be accessed via Blackboard "My grades."

Missed quizzes, tests, and Insights will be assigned a grade of 0 unless the absence was excused in which case it will be assigned a grade of "a."

Official grades are kept in the Gradebook, not on Blackboard.  Check your grades regularly.  After a week the grade (for the quiz, test, insight, or extra credit) is posted, it becomes your official grade for the course.

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set 1   Studio   ARC1010    AMD 260   Web

set 2  Studio   ARC1010    AMD260    Web

Guidelines for Insights

Studio and classroom students are to hand in their essays to the instructor or student assistant at the beginning of the class. Web students are to submit their essays by 6PM the night before their scheduled date.

Web students must email the Professor their date selection for their Insight.  I will confirm your selection.  As dates fill up, it might be a good idea to give me a second choice.

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Introductory lecture

 

Textbook information: Three of the textbooks (Lowi & Ginsberg's We The People, Shorter 9th edition (ISBN 978-0-393-92109-0), The Enduring Debate,7th  edition(ISBN 978-0-393-92158-8), by Canon et al and Anagnoson's Governing California 4th edition (ISBN 978-0-393-91915-8) are available as a discounted package (ISBN 978-0-393-52329-4  ).  This package can be purchased at the Hornet bookstore.  

 

All textbooks are on reserve at the Library Reserve Book Room.  The text reading for the first two weeks (with the exception of The Enduring Debate) is available on SacCT or on the web.

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You should not use the bulletin board to raise questions that just concern yourself (e.g., your grade).  Private matters should be dealt with by email.  On the other hand, questions about the course should be posted on the bulletin board.

Guidelines for use of the Bulletin Board.


What to do if you don't have an account or have forgotten your account number?

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