Political Timed Test

POLI -103 Contemporary political ideologies

Maryanne Cliche MCliche@coquitlamcollege.com

 

 

• 1. INTRODUCTION • 2. SYLLABUS • 3. WHY POLITICS • 4. WHY IDEOLOGIES • 5. HOMEWORK

PLAN FOR TODAY

 

 

INTRODUCTION

What is your name?

Where are you from?

Why POLI-103?

Hobby

 

 

ACCESS TO C4

URL: https://c4.coquitlamcollege.com/

COURSE NAME = POLI-103

ENROLLMENT KEY =

 

 

SYLLABUS

Description Objective Textbook Class schedule ( subject to change) Evaluation Classroom regulations Academic Dishonesty

 

 

SYLLABUS Description

To offer a comprehensive and critical introductory understanding of the concept of ideology and the main schools of thought of modern political history.

The course will focus on ideologies and concepts such as; democracy, liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, socialism, fascism, feminism, ecologism and sustainable development and the way they are expressed in contemporary political ideologies.

 

 

SYLLABUS

Objective

To familiarize students with the concepts of contemporary political ideologies and their role in political debates; a strong emphasis will be given to the interpretation of political ideologies through the analysis of actual political discourse.

Secondly, students will be introduced to basic knowledge and understanding of political concepts and theories and will be invited to critically analyze the main contemporary political ideologies.

 

 

SYLLABUS

Textbook

The following textbook is mandatory for this class; Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal by Terence Ball, Richard Dagger and Daniel I. O’Neill , 2016 ( 10th edition)

 

 

SYLLABUS

Textbook

 

 

SYLLABUS Evaluation

• 10% Class participation – Students need to attend 50% of the classes or they may be prevented from taking the final exam. Students will be invited to participate in the class learning process on a weekly basis.

• 30% Mid-term • 30% Project • 30% Final Exam

 

 

SYLLABUS

Classroom regulations

• 1 Respect and Honesty are to be valued at all times during class

• 2 The volume of cell phones and electronic devices are to be turned off during class.

 

 

SYLLABUS

Classroom regulations

• 3 Any student who has a cell phone or other unauthorized electronic device on their person or around the desk during a scheduled quiz or test, midterm or final exam will be considered cheating.

 

 

SYLLABUS

Classroom regulations

• 4 If a student is considered to have a negative impact on the learning environment, a formal warning will be issued by the teacher. Additional offences will cause the students to return to class under certain conditions. If necessary, parents will be notified.

 

 

SYLLABUS

Classroom regulations

• 5 Food and beverages are not allowed in the classroom at any time.

• 6 Students will be required to present their ID prior to mid-terms and final exam.

 

 

SYLLABUS

Academic Dishonesty

• 1. Any form of cheating will cause the student to receive an F for this class. A second offence may result in expulsion from Coquitlam College.

• 2. All electronic devices are to be turned off and out of reach during test, quiz, mid-terms or final exam. Any student disregarding this rule will receive an F for this class.

 

 

SYLLABUS Academic Dishonesty

3. The unacknowledged use of ideas or published material of others constitutes plagiarism. While much academic work must involve the consideration of ideas and material originally conceived by others, there is a significant difference between an acknowledged restatement of such ideas and materials after intelligent assimilation, and the intentional unacknowledged reproduction of them.

 

 

WHY POLITICS?

 

 

7.7 billions…….

 

 

Could you live there?

 

 

Alone, for the rest of your

life?

 

 

Politics as a way to organize society

1- Adopt & Apply rules

2- Minimize conflicts ( practical and ideological)

3- Discuss & Debate on public issues

4- Propose a common vision

 

 

Politics as a way to organize society

1- Adopt & Apply rules

= Laws, rules, and regulations oversee how people interact with each other in society.

 

 

Politics as a way to organize society

2-Minimize conflicts

= Processes and regulations oversee how decisions are going to be made when people disagree.

 

 

Politics as a way to organize society

3- Discuss & Debate on public issues

= Citizens and the government need to build a conversation around public issues to explore the best possible ways to satisfy the majority of people.

 

 

Politics as a way to organize society

4- Propose a common vision

=Perhaps most importantly, politics plays a role in helping cultivate a common vision and create adherence to a culture across communities, cities, provinces, etc.

 

 

 

“Showing up for life”

Bille Gates Sr. and Bille Gates Jr.

 

 

The 3 types of power

1- Coercion – Power based on force

= An agent ( person or group) is able to impose its will on others by using, or threatening, physical force and other forms of punishments.

 

 

2. Authority – Power based on legitimacy

= The agent can impose its will on others because the subject regards the decision- maker(agent) as having the right to make such a decision.

The 3 types of power

 

 

The 3 types of power

3. Influence – Power based on persuasion

= The imposition of one’s will on others through persuasion and voluntary compliance.

 

 

Politics as a right and responsibility

Citizen participation

Public debate Jury duty

Election participation

 

 

Politics as a right and

responsibility

Citizen participation

= Demonstrations, elections, interest groups, etc.

 

 

Politics as a right and

responsibility

Public debate

= Citizens and the government need to build a conversation around public issues to explore the best possible ways to satisfy the majority of people and work towards the common good.

 

 

Politics as a right and

responsibility

Jury duty

=‘’ A jury is a group of people who have been selected to observe a trial in a court of law. They decide together if an accused person is guilty of the charges against them, or if a specific claim has been proven.’’

Source: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/courthouse- services/jury-duty

 

 

Politics as a right and

responsibility

Election participation

= Voting in elections is a great way to illustrate how politics can be seens as a right and responsibility.

 

 

TED Talk – Eric Liu on Why ordinary people need to understand power?

 

 

WHY IDEOLOGIES ?

 

 

WHY IDEOLOGIES ?

“A set of ideas that tries to link thoughts with actions.”

Ideologies attempt to shape how people think and therefore how they act.

Source: Ball, Dagger and O’Neill, p.6

 

 

“It is what men think, that determines how they act.”

-John Stuart Mills

 

 

HOMEWORK

1- Enroll on C4 and read the course outline

2- Reflect on JS Mills Quote and note your findings in your notebook

3- Copy the definition of 5 words of your choice in your notebook to get acquainted with political terms and vocabulary.

4- Look up the PPT for class # 2

 
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