Students are expected to watch at least 30 minutes of political news a week. Nearly any news program is acceptable, foreign or domestic, including public television, cable, and online sources. The key is diversity. Do not take in the same news source week after week. Be sure to take notes during the program that you watch, including the program’s name, outlet (cable, television, online, etc.), and date viewed. You will write two 1-2 paged papers, connecting current political news to the material from the textbook and lecture outlines. Detailed instructions will be posted on Titanium within the first two weeks of the semester. These two papers, along with your notes from watching the news, are to be stapled together and turned in as one assignment.