Program Information

GovernmentThe primary goals of the WCJC government program include the following:

  • To provide the student with an understanding of the development of the American system of democracy (2305).

  • To provide the student with a working knowledge of the Texas political system. (2306)

  • To foster a greater sense of citizenship among students (both courses).

The objectives used to reach these goals include:

  • Develop the student’s critical thinking skills regarding constitutional history and evolution, the importance of participation in the political process and about the American and Texas political process and its institutions.

  • Expand the student’s basic ability to identify and to understand the primary components of political diversity. 

  • Foster the student’s understanding of political participation and improve the student’s contributions to that participation.

  • Equip the student with a solid base of fundamental knowledge of the American and Texas political process.


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