The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Peter Russell

BA, Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound

Peter Russell



MENA, political development and political decay, political behavior in the modern world.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37915 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM UTC 3.122

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.

GOV 310L • American Government

37415 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM UTC 3.134

This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.

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