Seminar, Day 2 in Learning Community E

Today We Are Going to Discuss ...

Political Science

  • MindTap
    • This is your online homework.
    • The code for it comes with your POLS textbook, so long as it's a new book that you purchased.
    • Do not purchase your book through Amazon, it is not recommended.
    • Dr. Huerta has put on Blackboard, the places that he recommends you purchase the book from.
      • Cengage (the publishing company)
      • The TAMUCC bookstore
    • Haven't purchased your book yet? That is fine! You can get a free temporary access code!!!! Please do it ASAP.
  • Always access MindTap through Blackboard. Do no go to the direct website.
  • The first MindTap(Ch 1), due on Jan. 23rd, is a practice one and is not graded. Still, I strongly encourage you to do it so that you can get a feel for this platform and how the quizzes work!
  • Check Dr. Huerta's syllabus. The homework is worth 300 POINTS! That means, that if you don't do them, then the highest you can get in his class, is a C! And that's only if you're perfect in everything else.
  • What is your next important due date in this course?
  • What do you believe are some of the basic features of a democratic political culture?


  • Let's take a look at Dr. Myers's Blackboard
    • What's coming up?
    • What questions do you have about the online format?
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication --- which type works best in what situations?


  • Use the weekend to get caught up with LCL -- Political Science and Communications!