Musgrave Syllabus for GOVT 006, Summer 2012 3an absence to be excused and not counted against your participation grade. I am strict about
this, because it’s fair
est to everyone. You may not appeal a grade until 24 hours after you have received the work. All gradeappeals must be accompanied by a written explanation of why you think the grade should bechanged. I reserve the right to raise or lower the grade on re-examination.
All university policy regarding academic integrity applies in this course and will be strictly enforced. Violations include, but are not limited to, 1) cheating of
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities should contact the Academic Resource Center (Leavey Center,Suite 335; 202-687-8354;firstname.lastname@example.org;http://ldss.georgetown.edu/index.cfm )
before the start of classes to allow their office time to review the documentation and makerecommendations for appropriate accommodations. If accommodations are recommended,you will be given a letter from ARC to share with your professors.
You are personallyresponsible for completing this process officially and in a timely manner.
Neitheraccommodations nor exceptions to policies can be permitted to students who have notcompleted this process in advance.
Classroom Etiquette and Student Conduct
Students should turn off all cell phones, pagers, laptop computers, and other electronic
devices while in class. (There are studies backing up instructors’ intuitions that students do
not retain information as well if their laptops are open during teaching time, even if they areusing their computers to take notes.) I will make a limited exception for iPads, Kindles,Nooks, and similar tablets if they are used for reading electronic versions of course texts
.Failure to comply will forfeit your tablet privileges for the semester (yes, even if your only copy of the book is electronic).I will post lecture notes and other material on Blackboard. The lecture notes will be posted
the conclusion of the class session.
This course is reading intensive. I strongly suggest that you form reading groups to lightenthe load. Course readings not drawn from the required texts will be posted on Blackboard.Required Texts:
Jeffry Frieden, David Lake, and Kenneth Schultz,
World Politics: Interests,Interactions, Institutions
(Norton, 2010). (Henceforward
.) ISBN 978-0-393-92709-2
Theories of International Politics and Zombies
(Princeton University Press, 2011) ISBN13: 978-0-691-14783-3