This course introduces students to the political system of the United States and the state of Texas. In this course we will study the institutions of American government including the three branches of government at the Federal and state level; U.S. foreign policy and local government.
There will be two examinations (20% each) and a final exam (30%), practice quizzes (10%), writing assignments (10%) and discussion assignments (10%).
The highest grading scale will be 90 (A), 80 (B), 70 (C), and 60 (D).
If you do not complete the assignment or miss a test please abide by the following policies: contact me before the due date and then provide me with documentation for a valid reason for not completing your assignment i.e. car wreck or medical issue would be a valid reason, taking a trip to Padre without your instructor (just kidding) would not. The privilege of additional work will not be granted. Additionally I expect students to behave as adults. Disruptive or abusive behavior towards the instructor or other students will result in your withdrawal from the course.