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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

VII. Government/Political Science

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(6 hours)


Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas.

Courses involve the analysis of governmental institutions, political behavior, civic engagement, and their political and philosophical foundations.

The following four Core Objectives must be addressed in each course approved to fulfill this category requirement: Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility.

The following courses satisfy the core requirements in Government/Political Science. See the current Course Listings for prerequisites and other restrictions, additions, and deletions.

State History and Constitutions Requirements

Senate Bill 254, passed by the 54th Legislature and amended by House Bill 935 of the 60th Legislature, provides that no individuals may receive an undergraduate degree unless they have credit for six semester hours or its equivalent in American history and six semester hours credit in the constitutions of the United States and Texas.


TCCNS GOVT 2305 Federal Government (formerly GOVT 2302) = UH POLS 1337    
TCCNS GOVT 2306 Texas Government (formerly GOVT 2301) = UH POLS 1336  
TCCNS GOVT 2107 = UH POLS 1107    

For purposes of Transfer Credit of the Texas Common Core the following combinations are permitted:

  1. GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302

  2. GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306

  3. GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2305

  4. GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2306

  5. GOVT 2302 and GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2107 or
    GOVT 2302 and GOVT 2306 and GOVT 2107

For information on advanced placement or credit by examination consult the University Testing Services, 204 Student Service Center.

For more information, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board web site (see Sec. 51.301. Government or Political Science).

For information about meeting the State’s History Requirements, please see the History category  of the UH Core Curriculum.