Pol Sci 1 Online Sections 4239 & 4241
This is the content of the class email which was sent to everyone that's registered as well as those on the waiting list. It was sent to your ecc email as that is the email I have on file for each of you, in case you haven't checked your email, read the information below.
Hello Pol Sci students,
You are receiving this email because you are either registered or on the
waiting list for Pol Sci 1 sections 4239 and 4241. This is a 5 week course
which will begin on Thursday, January 3 and will end on Tuesday, February 5.
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, midterm, final
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
You will have access to Canvas on the first day of class (January 3) 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.
Textbook information: The textbook 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 as mentioned above. 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
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
either the ECC Bookstore or the Publisher?s (again that link will be 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 announcements in Canvas regularly throughout the Winter term,
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 Winter term, so email me on Friday, January 4 (the
last day to add is on Tuesday, January 8). 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 me trying
to add the course. So, with good luck I would email you the add code that day and you would register that same day.