Bryan · Social Sciences · Government - GOVT
- Fall 2018
- Section 328 CRN-13150
- 3 Credits
- 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
- Modified 08/21/2018
- Monday, Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM, T 121
Instructor: Mr. Gentry Woodard
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: Academic 277
- Phone: 979-209-8813
- Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, A 277
- Friday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, A 277
Government 2305 is a study of the organization, functions, and administration of the several branches and agencies of the national government, including a study of the federal constitution. The primary factors considered relate to the three branches of government -- judicial, executive, legislative -- major historical documents, the events that shaped the nation, and current events. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction of these subsystems. 48 contact hours. Credit: Three semester hours.
Student must be college reading ready according to Texas Success Initiatives Standards (TSI). Please see the Catalog section under Texas Success Initiative.
Core Curriculum Statement
Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. For details relating to this core course, please see:
Explain the origin and development of constitutional democracy in the United States.
Demonstrate knowledge of the federal system.
Describe separation of powers and checks and balances in both theory and practice.
Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government.
Evaluate the role of public opinion, interest groups, and political parties in the political system.
Analyze the election process.
Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Analyze issues and policies in U.S. politics.
REQUIRED |By GINSBERG
- EDITION: 11E
- PUBLISHER: NORTON
- ISBN: 9780393622850
The student should be familiar with current political events.
The student is expected to attend class and take notes on lecture material.
The student will complete FOUR (4) Tests throughout the semester over material covered. Make-up tests will have a 10 point deduction.
The student will complete ONE (1) Comprehensive Final Exam that covers all material covered in class.
The student will complete FOUR (4) Pop Quizzes throughout the semester.
Quizzes Cannot Be Made Up!
The students lowest quiz grade will be dropped.
The student will complete FIVE (5) Writing Assignments. Late writing assignments will have a 10 point deduction. Details of the writing assignments will be discussed in class, and instructions posted on eCampus.
Writing Assignments: 25%
Blinn College Policies
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You WILL NOT do well in this class if you miss class, or do not pay attention in class.