Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Jacob Dizard


Postdoctoral FellowBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA, Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral Fellow, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Jacob Dizard

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Interests


Security and governance; human rights; violence in Latin America; civil-military relations; rule of law in Latin America

Courses


LAS 337M • Law/Hmn Rghts/Viol In Lat Am

39624 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM ETC 2.114
(also listed as GOV 337M)

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LAS 337M • Mex: Violence/Pols/Rule Of Law

39792 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as GOV 337M)

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GOV 310L • American Government

38080 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ B0.306
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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.

GOV 310L • American Government

38555 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 100
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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.

GOV F312L • Iss & Policies In Amer Gov-Wb

83015 • Summer 2017
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GOV 312L:  POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT IN CONTEMPORARY TEXAS

COURSE DESCRIPTION – Summer 2016

Instructor: Jake Dizard

 

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 http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tower/online/courses/ 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 310L • American Government

38480 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.112
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GOV 310L, American Government

Jake Dizard

Spring 2017

 

Prerequisites: None.

 

Description: 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.

 

Grading Policy: Midterm and Final Exam, In-class quizzes throughout semester. This course will use the university’s plus/minus letter grading system.

 

Texts: This course will use American Government: Power and Purpose, Thirteenth Edition, 2014 Election Update, by Lowi, Ginsberg, Shepsle, and Ansolabehere. Additional required readings will be made available through Canvas.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712