2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Political Problems and Controversies (online)

Summer quarter

Faculty: Jose Gomez constitutional law

Fields of Study: American studies, government and political science

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40199 (12) Full Session  

Credits: 12(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day, Evening and Weekend


This online program will use a point-counterpoint approach to examine key issues that motivate public policy but interminably divide Americans who support divergent values, goals, and strategies. Topics will include government secrecy, civil liberties and security in wartime, same-sex marriage and adoptions, the death penalty, affirmative action, gun control, workfare as welfare reform, and privatization of public schools. We will use Moodle, a virtual learning environment hosted on an Evergreen server.

Maximum Enrollment: 32

Advertised Schedule: Online course.  Face-to-face orientation will take place 7-9:30p Monday, Jun. 20.

Off Campus Location: Students may access the program's online site from any place in the world where there is Internet access.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: public policy, government, law, political science

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Complete Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com