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FY 2008

Austin Community College

FY 2008 Course Descriptions

Government


GOVT 2304 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE (3-3-0). This course is an introductory survey of the discipline of political science, focusing on the history, scope, and methods of the field and the substantive topics in the discipline. Skills: E Prerequisites: GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306. ( ) Course Type: T

GOVT 2305 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to United States national government. The course includes a framework for understanding United States government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of United States government and politics. The government department strongly recommends that students complete ENGL 1301 or the equivalent with a grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in GOVT 2305.

Minorities Specialization--This course views national government through the perspectives of its political cultures. Four groups are identified and studied: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans. Study of the United States Constitution and the institutions and processes of the United States government are an integral part of this course. However, students do not attend scheduled classes, but study a textbook and use web-based resources to complete assignments. Students must complete an online orientation during the first week of classes, take all exams in ACC testing centers, and maintain satisfactory progress in the course to remain enrolled. Students are required to have an Internet account to take this course. ACC does not provide Internet accounts.

Skills: E ( ) Course Type: T

GOVT 2306 TEXAS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government. The course includes a framework for understanding Texas government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of Texas government and politics. The government department strongly recommends that students complete ENGL 1301 or the equivalent with a grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in GOVT 2306.

Land Use Specialization--This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government with an emphasis on land use policy. The course includes the powers and practices of local governments in controlling land use. Topics include annexation, extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), the legal issue of "takings," eminent domain, zoning, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), environmental impact considerations, subdivision ordinances, and deed restrictions. This course substitutes for GOVT 2306 for degree and graduation requirements.

Skills: E ( ) Course Type: T

GOVT 2311 MEXICAN AMERICAN POLITICS (3-3-0). The goal of this course is to introduce students to the Mexican-American political experience. Students will explore the political forces that have been integral to the inclusion/exclusion of political development of Mexican-Americans in the United States. Skills: E Prerequisites: GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306. ( ) Course Type: T

GOVT 2389 INTERNSHIP IN GOVERNMENT (3-1-6). This course consists of experiential learning as an intern to a state legislator or another state or local government agency. Insurance: $3.50Skills: E Prerequisites: GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306. ( ) Course Type: T


Course Descriptions as of January 12, 2010 02:30am
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