GOV 335N • Texas and The New Southern Politics
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
The course is concerned with the transformation of Texas and Southern politics from a one-party Democratic system to a competitive two-party system with particular emphasis on the rise of Republicanism in the South.
There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.
Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas 2007. Earl Black and Merle Black, The Rise of Southern Republicans, Harvard 2002. Kenneth Hendrickson Jr., Michael Collins, and Patrick Cox (eds.), Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, University of Texas 2004. J. David Woodard, The New Southern Politics, Lynne Rienner 2006.