GOV 310L - American Government-WB

Texas Common Number: GOVT 2301
Semester Start Date Day & Time Instructor Course Fee
Fall 2014 09/02/2014 Online 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Eric McDaniel $350.00

Course Type: On-Demand Online

  • Students can participate from any location with a reliable high-speed internet connection. No set meeting times.
  • Some courses require exams that must be taken in-person at an approved testing center. Details are in the course description below.
  • Courses are organized into a series of lessons with set deadlines for completing assignments throughout the semester.
  • Students set their own schedule for watching lectures and other videos, and for completing assigned work, so long as deadlines are met.
Class Description:

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 UT professors Eric McDaniel and Bethany Albertson. 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. There may be additional proctoring fees. For more information about proctored exams and to locate a testing site, please see or contact University Extension.

This course is required in all UT Austin degree plans.

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Official UT Austin 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.

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.

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