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eSyllabus Palo Alto College GOVT2306 007 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: Social Science LOSOYA, LARRY 2104863157 [email protected] Brazos Hall - 229 Texas Government 76099 3 0 Department: Instructor: Phone: Email: OfficeLocation: Course Title: CRN: Lec. Hrs. per wk: Lab. Hrs. per wk: Credit Hours: A general survey of the United States and Texas Constitutions, federalism, citizenship, voting and local governments with an emphasis on Texas government. Credit in GOVT 2305 is necessary to satisfy the legislative requirement for graduation. It is recommended that students enroll in GOVT 2306 if only three hours of government are needed to meet the requirements of a technical curriculum or to satisfy the state requirements for teacher certification. Course Objectives: The aim of Government 2306 is to foster an understanding of: 1. The historically evolving role of state government in the context of a federal system. In particular, to understand the constitutional framework of the state of Texas and how it has evolved in political and economic terms. 2. The state’s major political institutions in terms of the political functions, i.e., the executive, legislative and judicial branches. 3. The role of local government, its institutions and processes. 4. The processes involving the citizen, such as voting, elections, and political parties. Course Description (e-catalog): Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300 Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302 PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING: COURSE CONTENT: By the end of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate the following: 1. Knowledge of the state constitution, how it evolved, and its present status. CT, EQ 2. Knowledge of the institutional processes that lead to governmental action, i.e., legislation and policy implementation, and how the institutions work with each other constitutionally and politically. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 2/22/2012 Page 1 of 5
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Palo Alto College GOVT2306 007 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: CT, EQ 3. Knowledge of the government institutions in our environment, how they evolved, and their role in our daily lives. CT, EQ, SR, PR 4. Knowledge of the process by which a citizen can get involved, how these processes are influenced, and by whom. SR, PR, CT 5. The ability to think critically about the significant historical and political issues and about the ways in which those issues have been interpreted. CT, EQ 6. The ability to analyze historical and political data and reach informed conclusions about those data.
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