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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
38685 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
MEZ 1.306
Baek, M

Course Description

This course is an introduction to United States and Texas government and politics. The course includes a framework for understanding the constitutional basis, processes, institutions, actors, politics, and policies of the United States and Texas governments. Besides fulfilling the legislative requirement, you will join the ranks of the more informed citizenry after the successful completion of this class. The course's essential theme is to understand broadly democracyÂ’s ostensible promise: the conversion of public opinion into public policy through governance.

Grading Policy

There will be three exams, each worth 30%. The examinations are not cumulative, and feature multiple choice questions and short answer questions. In addition, there will be quizzes and class assignments, which are worth 10% of the total points.

Texts

"New American Democracy, The, Alternate Edition (6th Edition) (Paperback) by FiorinaMorris P. Fiorina (Author)

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