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

Fall 2009

GOV 310L • American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39035 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
BUR 106
O'Brien, S

Course Description

Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for Government. It is designed to give you a basic idea of the functions, activities, and interactions of our federal system. Our government is a dynamic entity that has evolved over time and shaped by both internal and external forces. The goal of this class is to provide you with tools to understand American Institutions. Through learning the duties, powers, and limitations of government, you can better appreciate the impact of current events upon America.

Grading Policy

Test 1 20% Test 2 20% Test 3 25% Test 4 (final exam) 29% Paper Assignment 1 3% Paper Assignment 2 3%


The Struggle for Democracy, Greenberg, Edward and Benjamin Page, 2007. 8th edition: Longman. I also reserve the right to assign additional readings from time to time if I feel they are needed. Any additional readings will be added Blackboard and also announced in class.


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