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

Fall 2003

GOV 310L • American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35560 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
WEL 2.224
Theriault

Course Description

Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This class will be divided into two parts. In the first half, we discuss the major institutions in American government such as the Congress, presidency, interest groups, parties, and the courts. In the second half, we'll examine some of the most important policies in the United States. These policies will mostly deal with minority groups such as immigration, affirtmative action, slavery reparations, and gay marriage.

Grading Policy

A midterm and a final exam - both exams will contain fill-in-the-blank as well as short answer questions Class participation will include small homework assignments, pop quizzes, and active engagement in class lectures (as well as weekly sections).

Texts

tentative Issues in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender from CQ Press Course packet

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