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

Fall 2009

GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39080 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
FAC 21

Course Description

Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for Government. The course covers what poverty is and why it exists and persists in the US and Texas, and what is done about it terms of public policy. It also takes a quick look at global and Third World poverty.

Grading Policy

Two midterms and a final, each a third of grade; each consists of short answers and an essay. An optional paper can be written as well in addition to (not in place of) the exams.


Barbara Eichenreich's Nickel and Dimed. Holt: 2001. Dinitto’s Social Welfare. 6th Ed. PH: 2004. Isbister’s Promises Not Kept. 7th Ed. 2006. Rodger’s American Poverty in a New Era of Reform. 2nd Edition. Sharp: 2006.


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