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As we get closer to the 1st test, these notes cover a lot on how we analyze political data.
Taken - Thursday, January 19, 2017
This set of notes covers a Texas population breakdown in comparison to the US population, fertility rates in the US, and the Texas population in comparison to the Texas population in 20-30 years.
Includes a short review from Week 1 Lecture 2 over rules of the game, and the fertility rate graph. New material includes comparisons between the median household income, incarceration rate, etc. of Texas and the US, data accuracy, Texas Health Insurance Data, and a brief introduction to the government of Texas
This lecture covers local vs. state vs. federal government, supremacy clause, the federal system, comparing states and communities, and the breakdown of 2014 expenditures between federal and state.
Anything highlighted in RED is and IMPORTANT STUDY MATERIAL.
Taken Tuesday, January 31st
Comparisons of States and bad statistic examples were covered in this part and an intro to the differences between states in per capita income, metropolitan population, murders per 100,000, etc.
Taken Thursday, February 2nd.
Continuation of comparing states from Lecture 5 to finish Chapter 1. We reviewed correlations, relationships in data, and how to pick out accurate relationships versus the bad.
This is actually a syllabus lol
Taken Thurs. February 9th, 2017
In this lecture, we covered the meaning of political culture, Texas' political culture and how it's distinct, and started the discussion over the role of government and how one's political culture changes their opinion over governments role.
Taken Tues. February 14th, 2017
These notes talk about the role of government in society and the economy, and liberal versus conservative views and what typically those mean.
NOTE: Very important diagram at the end of notes that the professor specifically said to study
Taken Thurs. February 16th, 2017
This set of notes finishes off Chapter 3 with a little about Texas' political culture, Social Darwinism, and notes over figures that can be found in the textbook. It also begins Chapter 4 and talks about the different forms of government and covers most of the different periods of government.
Taken February 21, 2017
This lecture recovers some federal government era, and moves to the growth of federal power, new federalism era, and other figures over the changes in federal government spending.
TIP: Study Figure 4.6 for Exam 2
Taken February 23, 2017
This lecture covers all types of taxes; federal, state, local, income, payroll, regressive, progressive, neutral, etc.
Notes cover 80% of what will be covered on exam
This exam covers Chapters 3, 4, and 5.
- Look over items in RED very well, because she will most likely ask multiple questions from that item
- Vocab: Just know generally what the term could be used for and what it covers
- Concepts: Some concepts were covered in notes as well as in the textbook, refer to both to better understand them
- Figures: Understand the general trends of th
These notes cover data for the second upcoming midterm. Government types, taxation, and voting are the main topics.
Taken Tuesday, March 7
This set of notes begins Chapter 6 Lectures. In this class, we discussed what constitutes a democracy, the different levels of individual involvement in politics, and why voter turnout is so low in the US.
Taken Thursday, March 9th
In this lecture, we continued to review Chapter 6. We went over explanations of non-voting in the US and Texas, and different factors that contribute to this.
Lecture 14 covers the end of Chapter 6 and the beginning of Chapter 7. Voting laws in Texas and voting rights for minorities are discussed as well as the concepts of political parties and interest groups and how they differ.
Lecture 15 covers Chapter 7 which discusses the history of politics and hyper-partisanship.
Lecture 16 covers Chapter 7 which discusses dualism, Duverger's law, the primary election system, the decline in party attachments, and Figures 7.1 through 7.10 in the textbook.
Lecture 17 covers the end of Chapter 7 and the beginning of Chapter 8. Notes are taken over interest group assets, lobbying, briefly talks about PACs, and introduces government at the local level
Taken Tuesday, April 4th 2017
This lecture introduces and explains the different organizations of County and City government and which is used when. This concludes Chapter 8.
This covers Chapters 6-8 in the textbook.
Chapter 6 is the individual in democratic government. Chapter 7 is the political parties, elections, interest groups and the idea of competition. Chapter 8 is the first active government: that at the local level.
This exam covers judiciary process and criminal law, as well as those who run the government.
Taken Thurs. April, 13, 2017
This covers how a bill becomes a law, major bills vs. minor bills, legislative styles, and figures from the book.
Lecture 21 - Taken Tuesday, April 18th In this lecture, Chapter 10 was introduced. This covers topics such as Gubernatorial powers, careers, duties, and salaries as well as some positions in the Texas
LAST CLASS EVER!!
Taken Tuesday, April 25th
Chapter 11 was closed with texas crimes and punishment statistics and important cases that provided minorities equal protection under the law.
Chapter 12 and 13 were grouped together. A lot of important correlations with education were talked about, as well as some correlations with abortion rates, and value and policy correlations. Figures of this lec
Covers Chapters 9-13
Over the legislature, judicial and executive branches as well as correlations between important state goals.
Everything and more that you need to know to pass POLS 207's final!
These notes cover week 2
For exam 2
Week 3 Notes
These notes cover the first section of notes from the first week of class - population.
These notes include what exam 1 will cover. Lecture notes and reading assignments notes.
Chapters 1 - 3 in the required reading of the textbook
These notes cover MWF lectures of the second week of class.
This guide covers the lectures prior to the exam.
This guide covers the lecture notes for exam 1.
notes on chapter 1 required reading of text book
These notes cover week 3 lectures.
These are the first set of notes after exam 1 from chapter 3.
This guide covers lecture notes and power point information.
These notes cover the lectures from Friday and Monday.
These notes cover the lectures for what will be on the next exam
These notes cover chapter 7 lecture.
These notes cover what will be tested on this exam
These notes cover the information that will be on our final
This review covers chapters 9-13 from lectures up until Monday 11.27.17.
These notes cover the last chapter that will be on the exam Friday.
These notes cover chapter 10.
These notes cover the first two lectures on Tuesday and Thursday (1/23 and 1/25)
Notes cover what is on next Tuesday's Exam.
These notes cover Chapter 1 and 2 in our textbook for Exam 1
Notes from third week of political science.
I will be adding the next two chapters to this study guide and breaking down the figures and textbook as I did in the initial study guide.
This is the Exam 2 study guide for the upcoming political science exam completed
These notes are for my home state, Texas.
- the people (population, ethnic makeup, economic demographics)
- the land (industries that dominated over time
- the culture (its influences, participants, etc.)
- vital vocab
- the evolution of Texas costitutions
- important amendments
- chapters 4 -7 are discussed
- political parties
- Texas legislature
- voting, and everything in between!
Happy studying! :)