The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Christina Noriega Bambrick

MA, Government - University of Texas, BA, Philosophy and Legal Studies - Scripps College

Doctoral Candidate
Christina Noriega Bambrick



Constitutional theory and development, American and comparative constitutionalism, rights and horizontality, republicanism, liberalism, religion and politics, political philosophy, history of political thought


Christina is a doctoral candidate in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies constitutional theory and development, American and comparative constitutionalism, and the history of political thought. She is currently writing a dissertation on the horizontal application of rights to non-state actors in comparative context. She has a Master’s degree in Government from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor’s in philosophy and legal studies from Scripps College in Claremont, CA.


GOV 312P • Constitutnl Prins: Core Texts

38645 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 206

Close readings from primary texts that have shaped or that reflect deeply upon American democracy, including the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and Tocqueville's Democracy in America.  Fulfills second half of the legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once. Government 312R and 312P may not both be counted for credit.

GOV S312L • Iss & Policies In Amer Gov-Wb

83115 • Summer 2017



 Instructor: Christina Bambrick


This course provides an in-depth orientation to the actors, processes, and institutions that make up the political system in Texas with a strong emphasis on the development of applied knowledge.  Instructional material in the course focuses on how politics in Texas shapes the operation of Texas political institutions, with particular attention to the interplay between public opinion, conflict among elites, and the policy environment in the state.


The course is delivered completely online, which gives the student more latitude in completing the work, though the class is NOT entirely self-paced.  Students will be given a limited amount of time to complete reading, viewing of videos, and variety of online assignments, with deadlines occurring weekly.  This design allows students to compete the work, including viewing lectures and completing interactive quizzes and activities, according to their own schedule – as long as the weekly due dates for completion of each unit are met.


Students are encouraged to visit to test their computer and network connection and learn about the course structure.

The course fulfills the second half of the state-mandated instruction in Texas and American constitutional government (GOV 2302).

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38553 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ B0.306

Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

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