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

Spring 2010

GOV 310L • American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38645 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
CAL 100
Martin, N. S.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of government and politics in the United States. In this course we will examine the foundations, institutions, and functions of the United States government with special emphasis on the historical development of the American political system. We will also examine politics in Texas, facilitating comparisons between political institutions and practices at the federal and state levels. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to think critically about key debates in the field of American politics.

Texts

O'Connor, Sabato, and Yanus - Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, Longman, 9th ed. Texas Politics (online book available free of charge): .

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