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

James Enelow

Professor Ph.D., University of Rochester

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Biography

Professor Enelow's interests include formal theory and Texas political history. He received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Rochester and has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science and Public Choice.

His books include The Spatial Theory of Voting: An Introduction (Cambridge, 1984), and Advances in the Spatial Theory of Voting (Cambridge, 1990), along with numerous articles published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics and other professional journals.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38760 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ 1.306
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 ISSUES & POLICIES IN AMERICAN GOVT: TEXAS POLITICAL HISTORY

 

Required Reading

 

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2012 (paperback)

 

Description

 

This course will examine the major events and personalities in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present. We will adopt a narrative approach, stressing the issues and concerns that motivated the major actors who helped shape the history of this state and also seeing events in Texas in the larger context of European, Mexican, and American history.

 

Exams and Grades

 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then used to determine your final grade. 100-87 = A, 86-85 = A-, 84-83 = B+, 82-77 = B, 76-75 = B-, 74-73 = C+, 72-67 = C, 66-65 = C-, 64-55 = D, 54-0 = F. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (IDs and short answer questions) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. See Blackboard (under “Course Documents”) for a lengthier description of the grading system. Each exam covers only material since the exam just before it.

GOV 314 • Math Methods:political Science

38780 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 300pm-430pm RLM 5.114
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Prereqs: None

 

Course description:

The purpose of the course is to fill in the gaps in the student’s mathematical background for a better understanding of the analytical methods used to study government. Topics covered include sets, numbers, linear and quadratic equations, matrices, exponential functions, sequences, and probability. It is expected that students will know little or nothing about these subjects at the beginning of the course.

 

Grading policy:

There will be 3 exams and 6 unannounced quizzes with the lowest 2 quizzes thrown out. The scores on these tests will be added together and curved to determine the final grade. The curve will be 30% A’s, 35% B’s, 20% C’s, 10% D’s, 5%  F’s. There will be no plus or minus grades.

 

Readings:

The text will be chapters 0-8 of Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences (10th edition) by Ronald J. Harshbarger and James J. Reynolds (Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning).

 

Flag:

Quantitative Reasoning

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

38825 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ B0.306
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 SOUTHERN POLITICAL HISTORY

 

 

Required Reading

 

Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas, 2007.

Earl Black and Merle Black, The Rise of Southern Republicans, Harvard University

 Press, 2002.

William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill, The American South: A History,

         Volumes I and II, Fourth Edition, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009

Michael Perman, Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South,

         University of North Carolina Press, 2009

Description

The course will review Southern political history from the 1780s to the present. In the first part of the course, we review the events which transformed the South from a region of progressive nationalism from the 1780s to the 1810s to a region of defensive sectionalism from the 1820s to the 1860s. Touching briefly on the Civil War, we then take up Reconstruction and the agrarian movement of the late 19th century, followed by the period of the “Solid South” in the first half of the 20th century. Next we examine the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, followed by the rise of southern Republicans in the late 20th century. Lastly, we examine Texas’s congressional redistricting in 2003.

 

Exams and Grades

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. The exams are not cumulative. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. The top 30% of the class will receive an A, the next 35% a B, the next 20% a C, the next 10% a D, and the bottom 5% a grade of F. There are no pluses or minuses.

GOV S312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

84875 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am MEZ 1.306
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     ISSUES & POLICIES IN AMERICAN GOVT: TEXAS POLITICAL HISTORY

  

Required Reading

 

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2012 (paperback)

 

Description

 

This course will examine the major events and personalities in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present. We will adopt a narrative approach, stressing the issues and concerns that motivated the major actors who helped shape the history of this state and also seeing events in Texas in the larger context of European, Mexican, and American history.

 

Exams and Grades

 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then used to determine your final grade. 100-87 = A, 86-85 = A-, 84-83 = B+, 82-77 = B, 76-75 = B-, 74-73 = C+, 72-67 = C, 66-65 = C-, 64-55 = D, 54-0 = F. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (IDs and short answer questions) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. See Blackboard (under “Course Documents”) for a lengthier description of the grading system. Each exam covers only material since the exam just before it.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

39055 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm WEL 1.308
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Course Description:

 This course examines the major events and personalities in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present.

 

 No prerequisites, though a basic knowledge of American history is recommended.

 

Grading:

 Three in-class multiple-choice exams. The raw scores on the exams are added and curved.

 

Readings:

 Text: Randolph Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

39140 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 2.124
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Course Description:

This course reviews the political history of the American South from the 1780s to the 1970s.

 

No prereqs, though a basic knowledge of American history is recommended.

 

Grading:

Three in class multiple-choice exams. The raw scores on the exams are added and curved.

 

Readings:

Texts: Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand; Earle Black and Merle Black, The Rise of Southern Republicans; William Cooper and Thomas Terrill, The American South: A History; Michael Perman, Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South

GOV 341M • Decision Theory

39160 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 300pm-430pm WAG 214
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Course Description:

This is a math course and carries the Quantitative Reasoning flag. The subject is game theory, a mathematical theory of human interaction.

 

Prereq: a thorough knowledge of high school mathematics up to but not including calculus

 

Grading:

Three in-class multiple choice exams and several unannounced quizzes. The raw scores on the exams and quizzes are added and curved.

 

Readings:

Text: Joel Watson, Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory

 

Flag: Quantitative reasoning.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

39105 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm JES A121A
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Course Description

 

This course will examine the major events and personalities in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present. We will adopt a narrative approach, stressing the issues and concerns that motivated the major actors who helped shape the history of this state and also seeing events in Texas in the larger context of European, Mexican, and American history.

 

Grading Policy

 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then used to determine your final grade. 100-87 = A, 86-85 = A-, 84-83 = B+, 82-77 = B, 76-75 = B-, 74-73 = C+, 72-67 = C, 66-65 = C-, 64-55 = D, 54-0 = F. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (IDs and short answer questions) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. See Blackboard (under “Course Documents”) for a lengthier description of the grading system. Each exam covers only material since the exam just before it.

 

Texts

 

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2012 (paperback)

 

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

39170 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ B0.306
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 Course Description 

The course will review Southern political history from the 1780s to the present. In the first part of the course, we review the events which transformed the South from a region of progressive nationalism from the 1780s to the 1810s to a region of defensive sectionalism from the 1820s to the 1860s. Touching briefly on the Civil War, we then take up Reconstruction and the agrarian movement of the late 19th century, followed by the period of the “Solid South” in the first half of the 20th century. Next we examine the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, followed by the rise of southern Republicans in the late 20th century. Lastly, we examine two case studies: Mississippi’s reaction to the school desegregation decisions of the federal courts in the 1950s and 60s, and Texas’s congressional redistricting in 2003.

 

Grading Policy

 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. The exams are not cumulative. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. The top 30% of the class will receive an A, the next 35% a B, the next 20% a C, the next 10% a D, and the bottom 5% a grade of F. There are no pluses or minuses.

 

Texts

Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas 2007.

William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill, The American South: A History Volumes I and II, Fourth Edition, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009

Joseph Crespino, In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution, Princeton University Press, 2009

Michael Perman, Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South, University of North Carolina Press, 2009

 

GOV 341M • Decision Theory

39180 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 300pm-430pm WEL 2.312
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Course Description

There is no T.A. for this class, so I am available outside of my office hours. You can e-mail me and request an appointment or you can simply stop by my office and I will help you anytime if I am not getting ready for class. I can even arrange to meet you in the evenings or on the weekend if that is the only free time you have. If you are having any difficulty with the material, see me as soon as possible, since the longer you wait the harder it is to help you.

This is an applied math course and it is assumed that you are able to do simple calculations with fractions or decimals, solve linear equations with one or two variables, solve quadratic equations, and understand sets, functions, probability, and expected value. We will also use infinite series, but not calculus. If you are unfamiliar with any or all of these topics the course may be hard for you and you may need my help outside of class.

In addition, this course is supported by Peer-Led Undergraduate Studying. PLUS study groups provide an opportunity to collaboratively practice skills and knowledge you need for success in this course. Feel free to attend any study group at any point in the semester; more information on times and locations will be available through Blackboard or announced in class. Go to wikis.utexas.edu/display/PLUS or Facebook to find out more about PLUS.

 

Grading Policy

There will be three in-class multiple-choice exams covering material from each of the three sections of the course. Each exam is of the problem-solving type, similar to the SAT math exam. There is no final exam and no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. From time to time, pop quizzes will be given. They will not count towards your grade but will let you know if you understand the material and give you a preview of what will appear on the exams.

The first two exams will have 20 questions, the third 16 questions. Each question is worth one point. The points you receive on the three exams are added together to determine your total score. These scores will be curved to determine your final grade, approximating as closely as possible the following distribution: 30% A’s, 35% B’s, 20% C’s, 10% D’s and 5% F’s. No plus or minus grades will be given.

 

Texts

Joel Watson, STRATEGY: An Introduction to Game Theory. 2nd edition. W.W. Norton, 2008.

Below each reading are a chapter number and a list of exercises, which can be found at the end of the chapter. It is strongly recommended that these exercises be attempted before they are done in class. Parts of the Appendix (App) are also assigned.

GOV F312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

85080 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm WEL 3.502
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Prerequisites

NA

Course Description

An examination of Texas Political History from the 16th Century     

Grading Policy

Three in class multiple choice tests. No final exam and no extra credit. The raw scores on the three exams are added together to determine your final grade.

Texts

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2012 (paperback)

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38725 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm WEL 1.308
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Course Description

This course will examine the major events and personalities in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present. We will adopt a narrative approach, stressing the issues and concerns that motivated the major actors who helped shape the history of this state and also seeing events in Texas in the larger context of European, Mexican, and American history.

 

Grading Policy 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then used to determine your final grade. 100-87 = A, 86-85 = A-, 84-83 = B+, 82-77 = B, 76-75 = B-, 74-73 = C+, 72-67 = C, 66-65 = C-, 64-55 = D, 54-0 = F. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (IDs and short answer questions) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. See Blackboard (under “Course Documents”) for a lengthier description of the grading system. Each exam covers only material since the exam just before it.

 

Texts

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2012 (paperback)

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

38825 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 2.124
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Course Description

The course will review Southern political history from the 1780s to the present. In the first part of the course, we review the events which transformed the South from a region of progressive nationalism from the 1780s to the 1810s to a region of defensive sectionalism from the 1820s to the 1860s. Touching briefly on the Civil War, we then take up Reconstruction and the agrarian movement of the late 19th century, followed by the period of the “Solid South” in the first half of the 20th century. Next we examine the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, followed by the rise of southern Republicans in the late 20th century.

 

Grading Policy

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. The exams are not cumulative. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. The top 30% of the class will receive an A, the next 35% a B, the next 20% a C, the next 10% a D, and the bottom 5% a grade of F. There are no pluses or minuses.

 

Texts

Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and    the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas 2007.

William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill, The American South: A History, Volumes I and II, Fourth Edition, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009

Joseph Crespino, In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution, Princeton University Press, 2009

Michael Perman, Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South, University of North Carolina Press, 2009

GOV 341M • Decision Theory

38840 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 300pm-430pm WAG 214
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Course Description

An introduction to game theory.

 

Grading Policy

There will be three in-class multiple-choice exams covering material from each of the three sections of the course. Each exam is of the problem-solving type, similar to the SAT math exam. There is no final exam and no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

The first two exams will have 20 questions, the third 16 questions. Each question is worth one point. The points you receive on the three exams are added together to determine your total score. These scores will be curved to determine your final grade, approximating as closely as possible the following distribution: 25% A’s, 30% B’s, 25% C’s, 15% D’s and 5% F’s. A plus/minus grading system will be used.

 

Texts 

Joel Watson, STRATEGY: An Introduction to Game Theory. 2nd edition. W.W. Norton, 2008.

Below each reading are a chapter number and a list of exercises, which can be found at the end of the chapter. It is strongly recommended that these exercises be attempted before they are done in class. Parts of the Appendix (App) are also assigned.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38640 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm JES A121A
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Course Description

 This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present.

 

Grading Policy

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. A plus/minus grading system will be used. See Blackboard/Course Documents for a full description of the grading system.

 

Texts

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

38690 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ B0.306
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Course Description

The course will review Southern political history from the 1780s to the present. In the first part of the course, we review the events which transformed the South from a region of progressive nationalism from the 1780s to the 1810s to a region of defensive sectionalism from the 1820s to the 1860s. Touching briefly on the Civil War, we then take up Reconstruction and the agrarian movement of the late 19th century, followed by the period of the “Solid South” in the first half of the 20th century. Next we examine the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, followed by the rise of southern Republicans in the late 20th century.

Grading Policy

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. A plus/minus grading system will be used. The grading system is fully explained on Blackboard under “Course Documents.”

 

Texts

Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas 2007.

GOV 341M • Decision Theory

38700 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 430pm-600pm WEL 2.312
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Course Description

An introduction to game theory.

Grading Policy

There will be three in-class multiple-choice exams covering material from each of the three sections of the course. Each exam is of the problem-solving type, similar to the SAT math exam. There is no final exam and no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

The first two exams will have 20 questions, the third 16 questions. Each question is worth one point. The points you receive on the three exams are added together to determine your total score. These scores will be curved to determine your final grade, approximating as closely as possible the following distribution: 25% A’s, 30% B’s, 25% C’s, 15% D’s and 5% F’s. A plus/minus grading system will be used.

 

Texts 

Joel Watson, STRATEGY: An Introduction to Game Theory. 2nd edition. W.W. Norton, 2008.

Below each reading are a chapter number and a list of exercises, which can be found at the end of the chapter. It is strongly recommended that these exercises be attempted before they are done in class. Parts of the Appendix (App) are also assigned.

 

GOV F312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

85295 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm WEL 1.308
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Course Description

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from the time of 16th Century Spanish Texas up to the present.

 

Grading Policy

There are 35 multiple-choice questions on the first two exams and 30 multiple-choice questions on the third exam. Each question counts for one point, so there are 100 points in all. After the first exam, the scores will be divided into five brackets with scores from 35-28 assigned to the first bracket, 27-24 to the second bracket, 23 to whatever score separates the top 80% of the class from the bottom 20% of the class to the third bracket, the next 15% of the class assigned to the fourth bracket, and the bottom 5% of the class to the fifth bracket. These brackets will be posted on Blackboard after the first test and are not grades but are meant to let you know how you are doing. After the second test, the class will be divided again into five brackets based on the sum of the two test scores with the top bracket 70-56, the second bracket 55-49, the third bracket 48 to whatever score separates the top 80% of the class from the bottom 20%, the next 15% of the class assigned to the fourth bracket, and the bottom 5% of the class to the fifth bracket. Again, these brackets will be posted on Blackboard and are advisory only and not grades. After the third exam, the class will again be divided, but the brackets will be based on the sum of each student’s scores on all three exams, so the maximum possible score is 100 points. These final brackets will be posted on Blackboard and used to determine the grades, with students in the top bracket of 100-82 receiving a grade of A, 81-80 a grade of A-,79-78 a B+, 77-72 a B, 71-70 a B-, 69-68 a C+, 67 to whatever score separates the top 80% of the class from the bottom 20% a C or C- (for the bottom two scores), the next 15% some type of D (the top two scores in the bracket receiving a D+ and the bottom two scores a D-), and the bottom 5% a grade of F.

 

Texts

Randolph Campbell, Gone to Texas, Oxford University Press, Paperback Edition, 2005.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38565 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BUR 106
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Required Reading

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Description

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present.

Exams and Grades

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. A plus/minus grading system will be used. See Blackboard for a full description of the grading system.

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

38665 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 330pm-500pm WAG 420
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The course will review Southern political history from the 1780s to the present. In the first part of the course, we review the events which transformed the South from a region of progressive nationalism to a region of defensive sectionalism from the 1820s to the 1860s. We then take up Reconstruction and the agrarian movement of the late 19th century, followed by the period of the “Solid South” in the first half of the 20th century. Next is the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, followed by the beginning of partisan realignment as white southerners vote and later affiliate with the Republican party and black southerners move solidly into the Democratic party.

 

The major textbook will be William Cooper and Thomas Terrill: The American South: A History (4th edition).  In addition, assigned will be T. Harry Williams: Huey Long, Joseph Crespino: In Search of Another Country, and Steve Bickerstaff: Lines in the Sand. Also we will be utilize Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South by Michael Perman (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) ISBN 978-0-8078-3324-7.

GOV 341M • Decision Theory

38690 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm SZB 370
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Required Reading

Joel Watson, STRATEGY: An Introduction to Game Theory. 2nd edition. W.W. Norton, 2008.

Below each reading are a chapter number and a list of exercises, which can be found at the end of the chapter. It is strongly recommended that these exercises be attempted before they are done in class. Parts of the Appendix (App) are also assigned.

Exams

There will be three in-class multiple-choice exams covering material from each of the three sections of the course. Each exam is of the problem-solving type, similar to the SAT math exam. There is no final exam and no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

Grades

The first two exams will have 20 questions, the third 16 questions. The score on the first two exams will be weighted 35% each and the score on the last exam 30%. The weighted scores on the three exams will be added and then curved to determine the final grade.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38635 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 1.306
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Required Reading

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Description

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present.

Exams and Grades

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason. A plus/minus grading system will be used. See Blackboard for a full description of the grading system.

GOV 335N • Southern Political History

38695 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ B0.306
show description

The course will review Southern political history from the 1780s to the present. In the first part of the course, we review the events which transformed the South from a region of progressive nationalism to a region of defensive sectionalism from the 1820s to the 1860s. We then take up Reconstruction and the agrarian movement of the late 19th century, followed by the period of the “Solid South” in the first half of the 20th century. Next is the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, followed by the beginning of partisan realignment as white southerners vote and later affiliate with the Republican party and black southerners move solidly into the Democratic party.

 

The major textbook will be William Cooper and Thomas Terrill: The American South: A History (4th edition).  Also assigned will be T. Harry Williams: Huey Long, Joseph Crespino: In Search of Another Country, and Steve Bickerstaff: Lines in the Sand.

GOV 341M • Decision Theory

38715 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 330pm-500pm WEL 2.312
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Required Reading

Joel Watson, STRATEGY: An Introduction to Game Theory. 2nd edition. W.W. Norton, 2008.

Below each reading are a chapter number and a list of exercises, which can be found at the end of the chapter. It is strongly recommended that these exercises be attempted before they are done in class. Parts of the Appendix (App) are also assigned.

Exams

There will be three in-class multiple-choice exams covering material from each of the three sections of the course. Each exam is of the problem-solving type, similar to the SAT math exam. There is no final exam and no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

Grades

The first two exams will have 20 questions, the third 16 questions. The score on the first two exams will be weighted 35% each and the score on the last exam 30%. The weighted scores on the three exams will be added and then curved to determine the final grade.

GOV F312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

85245 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm WEL 1.316
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Description

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present.

Exams and Grades

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

Required Reading

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2004 (paperback)

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38790 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A121A
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TEXAS POLITICAL HISTORY

 

Required Reading

 

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.

 

Description

 

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from the time of Spanish Texas up to the present.

 

Exams and Grades

 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

 

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38805 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm JES A121A
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TEXAS POLITICAL HISTORY

 

Required Reading

 

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.

 

Description

 

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from the time of Spanish Texas up to the present.

 

Exams and Grades

 

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

 

GOV 335N • Texas & The New Southern Polit

38895 • Spring 2011
Meets MW 500pm-630pm MEZ B0.306
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The course is concerned with the transformation of Texas and Southern politics from a one-party Democratic system to a competitive two-party system with particular emphasis on the rise of Republicanism in the South.

 

Required ReadingSteve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and     the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas 2007.Earl Black and Merle Black, The Rise of Southern Republicans, Harvard 2002.James M. Glaser, Race, Campaign Politics, & the Realignment in the South,     Yale 1996J. David Woodard, The New Southern Politics, Lynne Rienner 2006.Exams and GradesThere will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38455 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm JES A121A
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Description Course:

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from the time of Spanish Texas up to the present.

Grading Policy:

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

Required Reading:

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone To Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2003.

GOV 335N • Texas & The New Southern Polit

38530 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm PAR 203
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Course Description

The course is concerned with the transformation of Texas and Southern politics from a one-party Democratic system to a competitive two-party system with particular emphasis on the rise of Republicanism in the South.

Grading Policy:

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 points on all three exams. The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

Textbooks:

Steve Bickerstaff, Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and     the Downfall of Tom DeLay, University of Texas 2007.
Earl Black and Merle Black, The Rise of Southern Republicans, Harvard 2002.
James M. Glaser, Race, Campaign Politics, & the Realignment in the South,     Yale 1996
J. David Woodard, The New Southern Politics, Lynne Rienner 2006.




GOV 341M • Decision Theory

38545 • Fall 2010
Meets MW 300pm-430pm WEL 2.312
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Description:  

An introduction to game theory.


Grading Policy and Exams:


There will be three in-class multiple-choice exams covering material from each of the three sections of the course. Each exam is of the problem-solving type, similar to the SAT math exam. There is no final exam and no extra credit. A make-up exam (not multiple-choice) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

The first two exams will have 20 questions, the third 16 questions. The score on the first two exams will be weighted 35% each and the score on the last exam 30%. The weighted scores on the three exams will be added and then curved to determine the final grade.

 

Textbooks:

Joel Watson, STRATEGY: An Introduction to Game Theory. 2nd edition. W.W. Norton, 2008.




GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

84760 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm WEL 1.316
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Description

This course will examine the major events in Texas political history from 16th century Spanish Texas up to the present. 

Exams and Grades

There will be three in-class, multiple-choice exams on the dates noted below. There is no final exam. The first two exams have 35 questions and the last one has 30 questions for a total of 100 questions on all three exams.  The raw scores on the three exams are added and the total raw scores are then curved to determine your final grade. There is no extra credit. A make-up exam (essay type) will be given only if an exam is missed for a valid reason.

Required Reading

Randolph B. Campbell, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, Oxford University Press, 2004 (paperback)

 

 

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38725 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm JES A121A
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

39060 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm JES A121A
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

GOV 312L • Iss And Policies In Amer Gov

84580 • Summer 2009
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm WEL 1.316
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

GOV 312L • Iss And Policies In Amer Gov

38190 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm BUR 106
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Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

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