The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Hannah Walker

Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of Washington

Hannah Walker



UGS 302 • Race/Crim Justice/Civil Rights

60415 • Spring 2022
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM PAR 302

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

GOV 381L • Citiznship/Exclusn & Pol Viol

38825 • Spring 2021
Meets W 12:00PM-3:00PM GAR 2.112

Seminar in American Government and Politics.

GOV 310L • American Government-Honors

37365 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WAG 201

A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.

GOV 355M • Race, Crim Just/Civil Rights

37495 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RLP 0.130

Instructor: Hannah Walker

The purpose of this course is to explore the challenges posed for American democracy by
issues related to criminal justice in the modern era. Such issues include police brutality, felon
disenfranchisement, the treatment of prisoners while in prison, and especially – the
relationship between historical institutional racial exclusion and the current era of mass
incarceration. We will evaluate the challenges posed for a system predicated on democratic
inclusion and equality of voice through the primary lens of civil rights and political organizing
around those rights as they intersect with criminal justice. In so doing, students will become
familiar and conversant on some of the most pressing topics of the current political moment.

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