Donald M. Gooch Web

DONALD M. GOOCH
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Arkansas Tech University

Donald M. Gooch Web

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POLS 2003 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT





CLASS TIME -- ONLINE
OFFICE HOURS-- CHECK MAIN PAGE



IMPORTANT NOTICES!!!!!!!

I'm Professor Gooch, your instructor for American Government POLSC 2003. I hope you all will find this
class to be a rewarding experience as we work our way through the various aspects, institutions, and
theories of American Government. I want you to feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns you
have about the class 24/7. There are three major components to the instructional material for the class:
1) Lecture Notes 2) the Kernell & Jacobsen book. and 3) the Kernell & Smith Reader. These will be intergal
for taking and, of course, passing the exams. The course materials will also be made available as they are
needed throughout the semester on Blackboard. Be sure you have self-enrolled on Blackboard, as I will be
making annoucements and sending e-mails using that interface. Good luck!



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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
American Government: SYLLABUS



CLASS OUTLINES:

SECTION 1
Introductory Lecture Power Point
Political Science & Collective Action
Constitutions
Federalism
TEST 1 STUDY SHEET

SECTION 2
The Judiciary
Civil Rights
Civil Liberties
TEST 2 STUDY GUIDE & LIST OF CASES

SECTION 3
Public Opinion
Presidency I
Presidency II
Interest Groups
Test 3 Study Guide

SECTION 4
Legislative Process
Congressional Elections
Parties
Final Exam Study Guide

IMPORTANT LINKS:
Sample Test Questions
Arkansas State Constitution 1874
United States Constitution
Arkansas State Government Homepage
United States Government Webportal
The Gallup Poll
Real Clear Politics
The Polling Report
The Justiciability Doctrine
Planned Parenthood v. Casey


FUN LINKS:
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