Texas Common Number: GOVT 2301
This section of GOV 310L is a semester-based online course, with no face-to-face meetings.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the processes and issues of United States and Texas government. The course will cover the relevant institutions in the development of the governmental process, as well as discuss the role of the citizens in shaping our government.
The course material is organized into fourteen weekly lessons that incorporate recently recorded lectures by tenured UT professors Daron Shaw and Eric McDaniel. Each lesson contains a statement of lesson objectives, reading assignments, lecture videos, supplementary multimedia, self-assessment exercises, and opportunities for feedback from the instructor or TAs.
Students are required to take two scheduled, proctored exams in a face-to-face setting, planned to occur between March 10-14 and May 2-6. There may be additional proctoring fees. For more information about proctored exams and to locate a testing site, please see http://www.utexas.edu/ce/uex/testing_sites or contact University Extension.
This course is required in all UT Austin degree plans.
Official UT Course Description: A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions. Part of a six-semester-hour integrated sequence, the second half of which is Government 312L.
Fulfills first half of the legislative requirement for government.
Prerequisites: Twelve semester hours of college coursework and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Success Initiative assessment; or an accepted assessment test.