GOV 310L - American Government

Texas Common Number: GOVT 2301
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
GOV 310L American Government Online $895.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online

Introduction to the processes and issues of United States and Texas government. The course will cover the relevant institutions in the development of the governmental process, as well as discuss the role of the citizens in shaping our government.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials:

Central Ideas in American Government, 7th Edition, by Jocelyn Evans and Kristy Michaud with Texas Politics, 4th Edition, by the Texas Politics Project. Online text, ISBN: 978-0-9904165-7-9, Soomo Publishing. This is a custom webtext; students must purchase using the direct link provided within the course website (cost approximately $105).

Technical Requirements:

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM and also meet Proctorio’s system requirements for online testing.

Official UT Austin Description:
A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.