Bryan · Social Sciences · Government - GOVT
- Fall 2020
- Sections 55A CRN-19000, 55B CRN-19002
- 3 Credits
- 08/24/2020 to 12/10/2020
- Modified 09/14/2020
- Monday, Wednesday, 10:35 AM to 11:50 AM, A-109
'A' meets on campus on Monday, remotely on Wednesday
'B' meets remotely on Monday, on campus on Wednesday
- Monday, Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM, via phone or email
- Monday, 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, via phone or email
- Tuesday, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, via phone or email
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The primary factors considered relate to the three branches of government -- judicial, executive, legislative -- major historical documents, the events that shaped the nation, and current events.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: 12E
- PUBLISHER: NORTON
- ISBN: 9780393431261
Syllabus Quiz (used for bonus points on 1st exam)
4 Major Exams (lowest grade is dropped) 15% each 45% of total grade
2 Writing Assignments - both required 10% each 20% of total grade
Attendance 10% of total grade
Final Exam - required 25% of total grade
895 - 1000 points (89.5% +) = 'A'
795 - 894 points (79.5% - 89.4%) = 'B'
695 - 794 points (69.5% - 79.4%) = 'C'
595 - 694 points (59.5% - 69.4%) = 'D'
< 595 points = 'F'
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Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.
Excused absences are allowed based on Blinn College policy and medical and legal issues that may cause a student to be absent.
Illness, medical treatment or doctor's appointments are considered excused absences. They must be documented by a third party professional (e.g. a note from the Blinn College nurse or a clinic)
Legal issues are also considered excused absences but they must also be documented by a third party professional (e.g. an accident report number issued by a police officer)
Documentation must be submitted via email.
Excused absences do not effect the attendance grade; unexcused absences can effect the attendance grade.
Based on Blinn College policy a student may be dropped from a class if 4 unexcused absences are accumulated during the semester.