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

Spring 2005

GOV 310L • American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36090 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
BUR 106
BOW O'BRIEN

Course Description

Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This course introduces students to the institutions and processes of American government, concluding with a wide-ranging discussion of recent issues in American public policy. The primary focus of the course is on the national level, but it also examines the political system of the state of Texas.

Grading Policy

First midterm (20%) Second midterm (25%) Third midterm (25%) Final exam (30%)

Texts

1. Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, eds., The Permanent Campaign and Its Future 2. The Federalist Papers 3. Reading packet 4. Morris P. Fiorina and Paul E. Peterson, The New American Democracy (strongly recommended but not required)

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