Donald M. Gooch Web

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

Donald M. Gooch Web

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POLS 3033 STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT





CLASS TIME -- TR 9:30AM - 11AM
OFFICE HOURS-- CHECK MAIN PAGE



IMPORTANT NOTICES!!!!!!!

I'm Professor Gooch, your instructor for State & Local Government, POLS 3033. 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 at the state and local level. 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 Dye & McManus book. and 3) the Rosenthal book.
These will be intergal for taking and, of course, passing the exams. Class attendance is intergal to success.
Good luck!



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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
State & Local Government: SYLLABUS

The Role of State Constitutions in the Federal System



LECTURES
Section 1:
Introduction to State & Local Politics
S&L: Constitutions
S&L: Federalism

Section 2:
S&L: Participation
S&L: Parties
S&L: Campaign Advertising
S&L: State Legislative Process
S&L: State Legislative Committees

Section 3:
S&L: Governors
S&L: Bureaucracy
S&L: Judicial Politics & Process in the States


IMPORTANT STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT LINKS:
Arkansas State Constitution 1874
United States Constitution
Arkansas State Government Homepage
United States Government Webportal
Information on State Governments
National Conference of State Legislatures
State & Local Governments Resource Page
National Association of Counties
National City Government Resource Page
Local Government Institute
State Statutes


FUN LINKS:
Homestar Runner (Check out Strong Bad E-Mails. High-larious!)
The Gallup Poll
Real Clear Politics

PICTURES:

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