Government (GOVT)

GOVT 2107  Federal and Texas Constitutions  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is a study of the United States and state constitutions, with special emphasis on Texas. Prerequisites: Reading level 7 and Writing level 7, and Prerequisite: GOVT 2302 and co-requisite GOVT 2305, or Prerequisite: GOVT 2302 and co-requisite GOVT 2306.

Prerequisite(s): By permission only. Enrollment limited to students who have already completed a minimum of 6 SCH of GOVT courses but have not satisifed the statutory requirement for study of the federal and state constitutions. Ensures compliance with §TEC 51.301. Reading level 7 and Writing level 7, and GOVT 2302 and co-requisite GOVT 2305, or GOVT 2302 and co-requisite GOVT 2306.
Course Type: Academic

GOVT 2304  Introduction to Political Science  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is an introductory survey of the discipline of political science focusing on the scope, and methods of the field and the substantive topics in the discipline including the theoretical foundations of politics, political interaction, political institutions and how political systems function.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

GOVT 2305  Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics)  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is an introductory survey of the United States political system. Topics include origin and development of the U.S. Constitution; structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; federalism; political participation; the national election process; public policy; civil rights and civil liberties.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

GOVT 2306  Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics)  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is an introductory survey of the Texas political system. Topics include origin and development of the Texas Constitution; structure and powers of state and local government; federalism and inter-governmental relations; political participation; the election process; public policy; and the political culture of Texas.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

GOVT 2311  Mexican American and Latino/a Politics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

The study of Mexican American and Latino/a politics within the American political experience. Topics include historical, cultural, socioeconomic, and constitutional issues that pertain to the study of Mexican Americans and other Latino/a populations in the United States. Other topics such as political participation, governmental institutions, electoral politics, political representation, demographic trends, and other contemporary public policy debates will also be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

GOVT 2389  Academic Cooperative  3 Credits   (1 Lec, 8 Lab)  

This is an instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in government. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic