GOV 310L • American Government
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This course parses a rather basic definition of democracy (converting public opinion into public policy) to think critically about elites, elections, institutions, political processes, and citizens' political behavior. Coverage focuses centrally upon the US federal government, but Texas is a special topic dominating the tail end of the course. Other special topics are campaign finance reform, redistricting, and electoral turnout.
Multiple Choice/Short Answer examinations
Fiorina & Peterson. 2005. New American Democracy (Alt. 4th Edition) Drew. 2002. Citizen McCain. Cigler & Loomis. 2005. American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings. (6th Edition)