Schedule Reminders…

Folks:

As we discussed on Monday, I’ve made some adjustments to the course schedule to account for my lecture in Germany. As planned all along, Monday’s meeting will proceed for the graduate students (no class for undergrads), who will meet to discuss their comments on each others’ papers. Wednesday’s class is cancelled for everyone, but the reading and blog posts are still due. On Monday April 3, We’ll have presentations from both Alissa and the Chris/Marina “team.” Enjoy the spring weather, and I’ll see you all soon.

 

Blogging Groups and Posting Instructions…

Students:

Thanks for an interesting and engaging first day of class.  Please register on the course blog as soon as possible, and be sure to read over the requirements for posting.  The first prompt will go up tonight, and posts will be due on Wednesday.  Once you’ve registered (and you’ve given me a day to sort out everyone’s statuses behind the scenes), you will be able to post and comment at will.  To do either, you’ll need to first log in.  When you first log in, you’ll be asked to update your profile (which you can do as little or as much as you like).  then, select “Dashboard” from the left-hand side menu.  Next, select “Posts,” on the left hand side of the “dashboard.”  From there, select “Add New,” write in your title, and compose your post (click “Publish” when you’re finished, selecting “Blog Post” from the Categories Menu on the right-hand side).  While I’d recommend composing your exercise in a word processing program of your choice and then pasting it in, should you need to modify your own post, that can also be done through the system.

For the visually-inclined, this is what you should see when you log in:

 

When you click on “Posts, you’ll see this:

 

And when you’ve selected “Add New,” this will be your screen:

 

Commenting is done as with any blog, although you’ll need to be signed in to do it.  Sign in, and then proceed to the main page.  From there, peruse the posts, pick a likely candidate, and comment away!

For Mondays:

Ophelia
Chris
Alec
Rachel
Mike
Sophia
Adam
Alexandra
Fiona
Alissa
Fatma
Ruhun

For Wednesdays:

Anthony
Ablie
Jack
Sharif
Amal
Seth
Peter
Tim
Ellen
Bryce
Taylor
Zack
Nathan

Welcome!

Welcome to POLS 4495/5495, The Challenges of Democratization. Please have a look around the site, and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday, January 9.

-Dr. Kendhammer