Political Science homework help. Extra Credit Opportunity PLSC 111 Dr. Aleea Perry
For this course, you may earn a maximum of ten (10) points extra credit, total, for the entire
semester. You have options in extra credit. You can do two of these, at five (5) points each for a
total of ten points. You could also do one of these, as well as collect extra credit possibilities at
exam time, for a total of ten (10) points. Options abound! Please note, just because it is possible
to earn five points does not mean you will earn all five points if you choose to turn in an
incomplete, non-responsive, or thoughtless paper.
To earn extra credit, you must attend an authorized event, listen to one of the podcasts listed
below, or view a video listed below, and report on the details in a one-page paper. From time to
time, additional authorized on-campus or in-area events may be added to the options. If you hear
of something that you think is relatable to this course, talk to me. I have, and will, accept
alternate options if they are appropriate to this course. It is your responsibility to track these
events on D2L if you wish to earn extra credit. The paper should be double-spaced, with oneinch margins, in Times New Roman 12-point font. Please include your name and the section
name at the top of the paper. The paper should answer the following questions:
1. Name of the event, date, time, seat location (if appropriate)
2. Main points, claims, arguments for each of the participants.
a. Focus on the major issues, claims and arguments covered.
b. If you feel that any one of the participants made an error, please identify the error
and explain why you think it was an error in your eyes.
c. If you agreed with point(s) in the event/podcast/video, discuss the point(s) and
why you agreed.
3. Use one main point from one of the presenters and discuss how this relates to current
events and/or our readings to date.
Authorized Events:
1. Attend a Six O’Clock Series event & write up information listed above.
2. Listen to (any) of the Washington Post’s Presidential Podcast series & complete the
write-up. Washington Post Presidential Podcast Series
3. Listen to One Vote podcast http://www.radiolab.org/story/one-vote/
4. Listen to More Perfect podcasts (any of the below)
– Object Anyway podcast http://www.wnyc.org/story/object-anyway
– Imperfect Plaintiffs http://www.wnyc.org/story/imperfect-plaintiff
– Political Thicket http://www.wnyc.org/story/the-political-thicket
– Cruel and Unusual http://www.wnyc.org/story/cruel-and-unusual
Extra Credit Opportunity PLSC 111 Dr. Aleea Perry
5. NPR Politics podcast (any): http://podbay.fm/show/1057255460
6. The President’s Inbox (any): http://podbay.fm/show/1172546141
7. 538 Podcast (any): http://podbay.fm/show/1077418457
8. How the Deck is Stacked podcasts (any): http://www.marketplace.org/topics/how-deckstacked
9. Take the Political Compass quiz https://www.politicalcompass.org/
a. Save your certificate as a .pdf
b. Write one to two pages on the political figure closest to your own political beliefs.
(cite your sources accordingly, of course)
10. National Constitution Center, Hall Pass videos (any)

Political Science homework help