GOV 335N • 5 - State Politics and Public Policy
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
This course examines the recent revitalization of political institutions in the American states and the implications of this resurgence for the making of public policy. State governments regulate and tax a wide range of business activities and perform a host of vital services. Even though state governments affect our lives every day, however, they are rarely at the forefront of the minds of the American public. The goals of this course are to introduce you to these important arenas of government and to examine the Texas political system in a comparative perspective.
First midterm (30%) Second midterm (30%) Final exam (40%)
1. Carl E. Van Horn, ed., The State of the States, Fourth Edition 2. Kevin B. Smith, ed., State and Local Government, 2007 Edition 3. Reading packet