GOVT 2306 - TEXAS GOVERNMENT - TEXAS CONSTITUTION & TOPICS

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.

Meets Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Explain the origin and development of the Texas Constitution.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of state and local political systems and their relationship with the federal government.
  • Describe separation of powers and checks and balances in both theory and practice in Texas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Texas government.
  • Evaluate the role of public opinion, interest groups, and political parties in Texas.
  • Analyze the state and local election process.
  • Identify the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
  • Analyze issues, policies, and political culture of Texas.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0

Restrictions:

  • Must meet TSI College Readiness Standard for Reading