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Classes Cancelled

All classes are cancelled beginning at 3:00 pm today. Normal schedule will resume on Saturday.  

2018 Model UN Delegation

The Political Science Department provides a variety of courses designed to increase student knowledge and understanding of our governmental institutions, the public policies which they produce, and the overall political process.  It offers fully transferable lower division courses which examine American Government at the national, state, and local levels, and which fulfill Associate Degree requirements and also satisfy basic Certificate of Competency requirements.

Constitution & Citizenship Day

Public Opinion & Elections Constitution & Citizenship Day

September 18, 2018 at 11am 

Dr. Carolyn J. Tolbert
Professor of Political Science 
University of Iowa

Civic Engagement Internship Program

Professors from the Government Department at LSC-Tomball took the largest delegation from the Lone Star College System, with over 40 students, to Community College Day at the Capitol during the 2017 legislative session.Students may earn course credit (GOVT 2389) through participating in the Civic Engagement Internship Program which offers an experiential learning opportunity to work in offices related to the student’s overall field of study. The program experience focuses on developming leadership characteristics, knowledge of the field, and a applied knowledge of public policy as it relates to the particular field and organization.

For more information about the program, email Professor Cory Colby or call 281-351-3324.


Textbook Information - Students will need to verify with the bookstore and/or with their particular instructor which textbooks are required for their course.

US Government (GOVT 2305)
Textbook: We The People, Eleventh Edition
ISBN: 978-0-393-63050-3
760 pages
Authors: Benjamin Ginsberg (Author, The Johns Hopkins University), Theodore J. Lowi (Author, Cornell University), Caroline J. Tolbert (Author, University of Iowa), Margaret Weir (Author, University of California, Berkeley)
Publisher: W.W. Norton

Texas and Local Government (GOVT 2306)
Textbook: Governing Texas, Third Edition
ISBN: 978-0-393-63040-4
450 pages
Authors: Anthony Champagne (Author, University of Texas at Dallas), Edward J. Harpham (Author, University of Texas at Dallas), Jason P. Casellas (Author, University of Houston)
Publisher: W.W. Norton