Graham, JD and Lecturer
Required Book for Fall 2012 Semester
PLS 1010-800 and 801 Introduction to American Government
Required Course Materials
Text: American Democracy
There is one textbook for this course: American Democracy, Selected materials from American Democracy Now, Second Edition by Harrison and Harris, published by McGraw-Hill.
In addition, you should keep up with current news events (especially stories on the 2012 national elections, Congress and the Obama administration) through newspapers, TV, magazines or the internet, as they will be brought up in the course of our discussions. Current news events are a great way to bring concepts out of the textbook and into the “real world”. I have made some mainstream news feeds (AP, FoxNews, etc.) available on the Connect homepage.
The textbook is available for purchase from the UNCP Bookstore.
This textbook is comprised of selected chapters from American Democracy Now, Second Edition by Harrison and Harris. A picture of the cover of our version of the text is available under the "Textbook Information" tab on the left hand side of the Blackboard page.
Each NEW textbook purchased from the UNCP Bookstore SHOULD be packaged with an access card/registration code for the companion website McGraw-Hill Connect. The back of the access card/registration code package has instructions for registering for Connect materials.
If you purchased a used textbook without an access code, don't worry! You can buy an access code for Connect - click here and then look for the gray box that says "How to Buy Access Online".
Connect Website: Registration for Connect is required
Connect is a companion website created and maintained by McGraw-Hill, the publisher of our textbook. A number of your assignments will come from the Connect website; therefore you must register for Connect in order to access them.
If you have problems registering for Connect, you can visit the Connect Success Academy for answers to frequently asked questions. If you cannot find a solution to your registration problem, a link to Connect Customer Support is located at the bottom of the Connect Success Academy page.
I cannot fix any registration issues you might be having (i.e., your code does not work). It is your responsibility to contact McGraw Hill Connect Customer Support, and be registered for Connect as soon as possible.
Required Book for FALL 2012 Semester
PLS 2170-001 Judicial Process and Behavior
Title: Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States, 6th Edition
Authors: David W. Neubauer - University of New Orleans
Stephen S. Meinhold - University of North Carolina at Wilmington
544 Pages Paperback
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition)
Pages: xxii + 292 pp.
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9781603290241 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781603290258 (large print)
Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013
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