POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES



GOVT 2107 - Federal and Texas Constitutions
Course Description: A study of the United States and state constitutions, with special emphasis on Texas. *This course is limited to students who have already completed a minimum of 6 SCH of government (GOVT) courses but have not satisfied the statutory requirement for students of the federal and state constitutions.
 
GOVT 2304 - Introduction to Political Science (Traditional)
Course Description: Introductory survey of the discipline of political science focusing on the scope and methods of the field, and the substantive topics in the discipline including theoretical foundations pf politics, political interaction, political institutions and how political systems function.
 
GOVT 2304 - Introduction to Political Science (Model UN)
Course Description:Introductory survey of the discipline of political science focusing on the scope, and methods of the field, and the substantive topics in the discipline including theoretical foundations pf politics, political interaction, political institutions and how political systems function.
 
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government (Federal constitution and topics)
Course Description: Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, federalism political participation, the national election process, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights.
 
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government (Texas constitution and topics)
Course Description: Origin and development of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state ad local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and political culture of Texas.
 
GOVT 2311 - Mexican American Politics
Course Description: The study of Mexican-American/Chicano/a politics within the American political experience.This course explores the impact of Mexican Americans on U.S. politics, political institutions and public policy. We will explore the political history of Mexicans in the United States and of Mexican American political movements. The course will consider, in a comparative perspective, the relative impact of the Mexican American community vis-à-vis other Latino/Hispanic groups in the United States. To what degree is there a “Latino” political identity and/or agenda? Students will explore patterns of Mexican American political participation, community organization, and representation within the American political system. Students will also examine policy issues relevant to the Mexican American community including, but not limited to, education, immigration, employment, and foreign policy.

 

See the Collin College catalog for comprehensive information on government/political science courses.

 


 

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