Kevin Jefferies

Government Instructor

Alvin Community College

Office Phone: 281-756-3736
Office Number: D-257
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The Class Blog: The Weaker Party.
email: kjefferies@alvincollege.edu

Here are the sections for GOVT 2305

The ones listed in the syllabus may be a little different.

- Why do I have to take this class???
- Defining Key Terms.
- Ideology - What is Government for anyway?
- Public Policy and Sub Governments
- Natural Rights, Separated Powers, and the Declaration of Independence.
- The United States Constitution.
- Federalist 10 and the Republic.
- Federalist 51 and the Separation of Powers.
- Federalist 45 and Federalism
- Federalist 84, Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights.
- Religious Liberty: The Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses.
- The Due Process of the Law
- The Legislature: Definition and Historical Background.
- The Legislature: Constitutional Design.
- The United States Budget.
- Parties and Committees in Congress
- The Executive: Definition and Historical Background
- The Executive: Constitutional Design
- Presidential Power and the Bureaucracy.
- The Presidency
- The Judiciary: Definition and Historical Background.
- The Judiciary: Constitutional Design.
- The Evolution of Judicial Review
- The Federal Courts.
- Procedure and Opinion Making in the Supreme Court
- Civil Rights and The Equal Protection Clause.
- Elections.
- Campaigning
- Running for Office
- Money in US Politics.
- Voting Turnout and Voting Behavior
- Campaign Finance and the Federal Election Commission
- The Freedom to Peacefully Assemble
- Political Parties.
- Party Eras.
- Interests Groups.
- The Freedom to Petition Government for a Redress of Grievances
- Lobbying and the Revolving Door
- Social Welfare Policymaking
- Foreign Policymaking
- Economic Policy Making
- The Development of the Freedom of Speech
- Free Speech and the Supreme Court
- Public Opinion and Polling
- Free Press and the Supreme Court
- The Freedom of the Press
- The Media
- Manipulating the Press and Opinion

Here are the sections for GOVT 2306

The ones listed in the syllabus may be a little different.

- Why do you have to take this class?
- Defining Key Terms
- Federalism - Nations, States, and Local Governments
- Federalism - Federalism in the United States Constitution
- Federalism - The Stages of Federalism
- Texas within the National Political Landscape: Political Culture
- Alvin, Houston and cities within the National Governing Landscape: Federalism
- The Texas Declaration of Independence
- State Constitutions and the Texas Constitution
- Article One: The Texas Bill of Rights
- Articles Nine and Eleven: Local Governments in Texas
- Article Two - The Separated Powers
- State and Local Legislative Branches
- Article Three: The Texas Legislature
- House and Senate Rules
- Bill Making in the Texas Legislature
- Local City Councils
- State and Local Executive Branches
- Article Four: The Texas Legislature
- The Texas Bureaucracy
- Local Executives
- State and Local Judicial Branches
- Article Five: The Texas Judiciary
- The Texas Criminal Justice System
- The Local Judiciary
- State and Local Elections.
- Managing Elections in Texas
- Article Six: Suffrage in Texas
- Municipal and County Elections
- Political Parties in Texas
- Statutory Code on Political Parties.
- The Transition from Democratic to Republican Control in Texas.
- Parties in the Texas Legislature.
- Temporary and Permanent Party Organization
- Voting and Campaigns
- Interest Groups in Texas.
- State Public Policy Making
- Local Public Policy Making
- The Texas Budget and the Budgeting Process
- Local Budgeting
- The Fiscal Size Up
- Article Eight: Taxes in Texas
- Texas Economic Policy Making
- Education Policy
- Health and Human Services
- Public Opinion in Texas
- The Media in Texas

For HCC classes:

- HCC Summer Two 2017 - GOVT 2306 - 101 - 12607.

- HCC Summer One 2017 - GOVT 2305 - 002 - 12432.
- Click here for HCC GOVT 2306 - 0013 - 11374 - MW 2 - 330pm.
- Click here for HCC GOVT 2306 - 0039 - 13739 - MW 5 - 7pm.
- Click here for HCC GOVT 2306 - 0015 - 16072 TTH 6 - 8pm.
- Click here HCC GOVT 2305-0061 TTH 530 - 7pm.
- Click here HCC GOVT 2305-0050 TTH 2-5pm.