Dr. Tiffany Cartwright
Professor of Political Science
 

 

Office: B305H, Central Park Campus
Office Hours: by appointment
E-mail: tcartwright@collin.edu
Phone: (214) 491-6224

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Government 2305, Federal Government

This course is an introduction to politics and government in the United States. This course includes the origin and development of the U.S. Constitution; structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; federalism; political participation; the national election process; public policy; civil liberties; and civil rights. Click on your section below:

MWF 11:00-11:50  

 


Government 2306, Texas Government

Government 2306 examines the 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. Click on your section below:

MWF 10:00-10:50 TR 8:30-9:45

 

 

 

Textbook Information

If you are taking GOVT 2305 face-to-face, the following textbook is optional. If you are someone who regularly finds that you need a textbook to study, then please, get the book. If you are someone who does not use a textbook to study, then you don't need to purchase it:

Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline Tolbert, and Robert J. Spitzer. We the People: An Introduction to American Politics, 11th Essentials Edition, W. W. Norton & Co., ISBN: 9780393283648 - There is also an ebook version if you prefer. A copy of the book is on reserve at the Central Park Campus Library. No "code" is required for this book. Used/rented copies are fine.

 

If you are taking GOVT 2305 online, the following book is required. In an online class, you don't get the benefit of being in class to take notes from a lecture, so you will need the textbook:

Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline Tolbert, and Robert J. Spitzer. We the People: An Introduction to American Politics, 11th Essentials Edition, W. W. Norton & Co., ISBN: 9780393283648 - There is also an ebook version if you prefer. A copy of the book is on reserve at the Central Park Campus Library. No "code" is required for this book. Used/rented copies are fine.

 

If you are taking GOVT 2306 face-to-face, the following textbook is optional. If you are someone who regularly finds that you need a textbook to study, then please, get the book. If you are someone who does not use a textbook to study, then you don't need to purchase it:

Anthony Champagne, Edward J. Harpham, and Jason P. Casellas. Governing Texas: An Introduction to Texas Politics, 3rd Edition, W. W. Norton & Co., ISBN: 9780393283679  - There is also an ebook version if you prefer. A copy of the book is on reserve at the Central Park Campus Library. No "code" is required for this book. Used/rented copies are fine.

 

If you are taking GOVT 2306 online, the follow book is required. In an online class, you don't get the benefit of being in class to take notes from a lecture, so you will need the textbook:

Anthony Champagne, Edward J. Harpham, and Jason P. Casellas. Governing Texas: An Introduction to Texas Politics, 3nd Edition, W. W. Norton & Co., ISBN: 9780393283679  - There is also an ebook version if you prefer. A copy of the book is on reserve at the Central Park Campus Library. No "code' is required for this book. Used/rented copies are fine.