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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
36095 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
MEZ 1.306
Teigen

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Multiple Choice/Short Answer examinations

Texts

Fiorina & Peterson. 2005. New American Democracy (Alt. 4th Edition) Drew. 2002. Citizen McCain. Cigler & Loomis. 2005. American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings. (6th Edition)

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