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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2006

GOV 310L • American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37550 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
BUR 106
Karch

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Tentative: 3 in-class exams (20% each) Final Exam (40%)

Texts

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".

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