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. This course satisfies three of the six hours of government required for a bachelor’s degree from a state institution of higher education, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Weatherford College. Students transferring credit hours from a Texas college or university using the GOVT 2305, 2306 sequence are advised that only GOVT 2301 may be combined with these hours to meet the content requirements of Texas Education Code 51.301. Department strongly recommends the student be TSI compliant in reading. Three hours lecture per week.