GOV 310L • American Government
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This course introduces students to the institutions and processes of American government, concluding with a wide-ranging discussion of recent issues in American public policy. The primary focus of the course is on the national level, but it also examines theTexas state political system.
Tentative: 3 in-class exams (20% each) Final Exam (40%)
Tentative: Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, eds., "The Permanent Campaign and Its Future". The Federalist Papers Optional text: Morris P. Fiorina and Paul E. Peterson, " The New American Democracy".