Government (GOVT)

GOVT 2304

Introduction to Political Science

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This is an introductory survey of the discipline of political science focusing on the history, theory, scope and methods of the field, and the substantive topics in the discipline.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 1301.

GOVT 2305

Federal Government

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course covers the 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 liberties, and civil rights.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 1301.

GOVT 2306

Texas Government

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course covers the 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: Eligible for ENGL 1301.

GOVT 2311

Mexican American Politics

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course provides a study of Mexican-American/Chicano politics within the American political experience. It presents both a historical and a topic-based approach to the Mexican-American political experience. Topics to be studied include the Mexican-American civil rights movement, Mexican-American political participation, Mexican-Americans and political parties, Mexican-American interests groups, Mexican-Americans in the executive and legislative branches and Mexican-Americans and the courts.

Prerequisite: Completion of GOVT 2305 with a grade of "C" or better.

GOVT 2389

Academic Cooperative

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This is an instructional course 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 behavioral and/or social institutions.

Prerequisites: GOVT 2304, GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306.