Pol Sci 1 Online Sections 4186 & 4188
This is the content of an email which was sent to everyone that's registered as well as those on the waiting list. It was sent to your ecc email, in case you haven't checked your email, read the information below.
You are receiving this email because you are either registered or on the
waiting list for Pol Sci 1 sections 4186 or 4188 this summer. This is a 6 week course beginning next Monday, June 18 and concluding on Thursday, July 26. Please read the following carefully.
The class will be taught using both, the college online course management system "Canvas" and Pearson Publisher's platform "Revel". Announcements and some assignments, primarily chapter exams, discussion boards and others will be found in Canvas, while chapter quizzes, simulations, videos and others will be found in Revel. The workload for the course is distributed among both platforms.
You will have access to Canvas on the first day of class (6/18) and access to Revel when you get an access code that comes with the textbook. The Revel link will be inside Canvas where you will have to go and register using that code.
This is the textbook information, it is available for purchase at the ECC
bookstore. Keep in mind that when you buy it, what you are actually buying is an e-book with access to the Revel platform where you will find some of the assignments. You also have the option of buying the e-book and access from the publisher directly, and will be able to do this directly from the Revel link inside Canvas. Note that the publisher also gives you the option, after purchasing the e-book, to get a printed copy of the book for an extra $19.99 and will ship it directly to your house (some students are comfortable reading the textbook online while others need the printed book as well, so you have that option).
Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy by George Edwards, Martin Wattenberg and William Howell. 17th Edition (2016 Presidential Election Edition) Pearson Publishers, New York.
Be aware that the only 2 places where you can purchase the textbook is from the ECC Bookstore or the Publisher's (again that link is inside Canvas). If you are trying to find it on the web, you might find the book but not access to Revel.
I will be posting weekly announcements and it is imperative that you read them. Everything that you will have to do for any given week can be found there and will correspond with what's written on the syllabus. If you have any questions let me know.
P.S. For those of you that are on the waiting list, you will need an add code to get into the course. I won't know of availability until after looking at the first couple of days of the summer term, so email me on Wednesday, June 20th. If there is space available you have priority in the order that you are waitlisted. If there are seats still available after adding waitlisted students, then I will take into consideration those who have emailed trying to add the course. So, waitlisted students and other students trying to add need to email me on Wednesday night. Don't forget since the following day (Thursday, June 21) is the last day to add, NO EXCEPTIONS! So, with good luck, I would email you the add codes that day and you would register that same day.