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

Summer 2005

GOV S310L • American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
85545 MTWThF
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
MEZ 1.306
Zinman

Course Description

Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This course is intended to provide you with a broad survey of the institutions and processes that shape the American system of government. American institutions and processes are the product of many decades of evolutionary development, political conflict, crises and setbacks. This course will examine American political processes and governmental institutions with an emphasis on their historical evolution and their cumulative impact on contemporary democratic life. The course will also give special emphasis to a number of important issues relating the responsibilities of citizens living in a representative democracy.

Grading Policy

Midterm: 30% Fianl: 40% Quizzes: 30%

Texts

Marc Landy & Sidney Milkis, American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights. Course Packet

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