- Take about 10 minutes to complete the "Start Your Own Party" Handout. If you are uncomfortable discussing your personal views, the views you write down don't have to be yours.
- Once everyone has finished take another 10-15 minutes to go around the room discussing your party with your classmates. Start grouping up based on similar views to form larger parties.
- Come up with a new party name, and platform, that more accurately represents the membership of your party.
- One of you from each party will present your new platform to the class.
- Is there anyone who would like to change parties?
- Can any of the parties be combined?
- How is this similar, or different, from the structure of current American political parties?
- Make your own four person groups and sign up on Blackboard. Fill out this form and bring back one per group next Tuesday.
- We will not have class and I will not have office hours Thursday.
For Professor Garza's Class:
- COMM Exam 1 9/20-9/22 Opens at 5:00 PM
For Dr. Smith's Class: due 10/19
- Chapter 5. Civil Rights
- Chapter 7. Political Parties
- Chapter 8. Nominations and Elections
- Chapter 9. Participation, Voting Behavior, And Campaigns
- Chapter 10. Interest Groups
- Does Equality Truly Exist?
- Quiz #5
- Quiz #7
- Quiz #8
- Quiz #9
- Quiz #10
- Exam 2 - 10/20-10/21