Government and Politics Course Descriptions

GOVT 2107 Federal and Texas Constitutions (1 semester hour) Includes consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas. Pre-requisite: Permission of Department required. Enrollment limited to students who have already completed a minimum of 6 SCH of GOVT courses but have not satisfied the statutory requirement for study of the federal and state constitutions. (1-0) S

GOVT 2301 Constitutional Foundations and Political Behavior in the U.S. and Texas (3 semester hours) This course examines the evolution and current state of political behavior and public policy making in the U.S. and Texas. Topics discussed will include the constitutions, federalism, intergovernmental relations, voting, elections, political parties, public opinion, and interest groups. (3-0) S

GOVT 2302 Political Institutions in the U.S. and Texas (3 semester hours) This course explores the primary institutions of U.S. and Texas government. It examines the bureaucracy as well as the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government at the state and federal level. (3-0) S