Teaching archive

2018

Spring 2018: Introduction to American and Texas Government

This course provides an introduction to American and Texas politics. The class will examine the American political system and explore the fundamental interaction between liberty and equality both as designed and as experienced in every day political life. The course will also examine these themes in the Texas context and present them in a comparative perspective where appropriate.

Course topics include an introduction to America’s constitutional foundations, federalism, the functions of institutions (Congress, Presidency, Courts), Political Economy, and Public Policy. In addition to mastering these introductory topics, students will learn about politics as a problem of strategy. The course will include occasional use of formal games designed to compliment the primary text readings.

2017

Fall 2017: Introduction to American and Texas Government

This course provides an introduction to American and Texas politics. The class will examine the American political system and explore the fundamental interaction between liberty and equality both as designed and as experienced in every day political life. The course will also examine these themes in the Texas context and present them in a comparative perspective where appropriate.

Course topics include an introduction to America’s constitutional foundations, federalism, the functions of institutions (Congress, Presidency, Courts), Political Economy, and Public Policy. In addition to mastering these introductory topics, students will learn about politics as a problem of strategy. The course will include occasional use of formal games designed to compliment the primary text readings.

Spring 2017: Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing

2016

Spring 2016: Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing

Fall 2016: Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing