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Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
GOVT-2306-001 Texas Government
Origin and development of the Texas Constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy and the political culture of Texas.
Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website
Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Gibson, et. al., Government and Politics in the Lone Star State REVEL
Access Code 12th Ed. 2021
Access to a reliable computer and reliable internet. Smartphones have numerous problems with the Exams and Quizzes in this course. All students should have access to a desktop or laptop computer with a reliable internet access when taking Exams and Quizzes.
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
Students are expected to follow all Amarillo College policies and procedures.
During discussions in the course; students are expected to be professional and follow common courtesy. The discussions in this class are meant to bring up various positions and sometimes the debate can be heated; however, it is appropriate to attach a certain argument or point of view, but it is never appropriate to attach the person who is posting information with which you may disagree.
Students are not allowed to use online sources for the main exams in this course. Only course materials can be used.
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 0 - 59
Exams Average – 40%
Chapter Assignments – 25%
Discussions Average – 25%
Course Paper – 10%
Attendance and/or participation requirements in courses delivered electronically (telecourses and on-line courses) will be unique to the individual course.
Welcome to Texas Government 2306-001
Read all of the information and instructions regarding this course on this page. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all of the information because it will help save you time later in the course.
Discussion Introduction in Blackboard
There is a Discussion tab on the left-hand menu in Blackboard. Click on that tab and then click on the Topic for Introduction. It’d be great if you would write an introduction of yourself. It does not have to be long and is not graded, HOWEVER, IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS INTRO ASSIGNMENT BY THIS TIME YOU WILL NOT BE COUNTED ON THE CENSUS ROSTER FOR THIS COURSE. Simply state a few things about yourself for the class. This will give you an idea of how the discussion works and give us a chance to get to know one another. The rest of the discussions assigned in this course are graded.
Course Information / Overview
Each week you will have work that is Due in Blackboard and on the Pearson site. In Blackboard you will have 4 Exams total and 3 Discussions total, as well as a short Research Paper. In Pearson, there are weekly chapter assignment. In some cases, you’ll have several chapters in one week. These chapters have several components that must be completed by the weekly deadline to receive any credit for the points related to those components. There will be one overall Assignment Grade that will count toward the final overall average for the course.
Each weekly assignment will be assigned on Monday of the week and will be due by the next Sunday. This will give you at least 7 days to complete the readings, quizzes, shared writing and Blackboard discussions, so there are no excuses for not being able to complete these on time. The only exception to this rule are the Exams. You will only have 3 days to complete the Exams and you are allowed only one sixty-minute session to complete the exam.
The Course paper will be assigned later in the semester, and you will have approximately THREE weeks to work on this assignment. There will be detailed instructions when the paper is assigned.
The average of the main exams will count 40% of your overall average in the course. The average of the discussion grades will count as 25% of your overall average. The Course paper will count 10% of your overall course average. The average of all of the weekly chapter assignments will count as 25% of your overall average.
Each Blackboard Exam covers the chapters and readings assigned up to that Exam. Example, Exam#1 will not have questions from Chapter 14, but only from Chapters 1 and 2 in the book.
Assignments and Due Dates
*Census Day: Monday 6/13. Based on completion of Week 1 assignments.
Week Eight FINALS WEEK (SHORT WEEK)
(Class ends on Wednesday)
7/27 is the LAST day to submit work – in order to have grades turned in on time, there are no exceptions.
There is a Start Here page under the Lessons Tab when you log in to the course. All students should read and understand ALL of the information that is contained on that Start Here page. This will save ALL students a lot of time and frustration.
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