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Bethany Blackstone

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Education

PhD, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009.
Major: Political Science
MA, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007.
Major: Political Science
BA, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2001.
Major: Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 3W1 2019
PSCI 2306.801, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 3W1 2019
PSCI 4951.003, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 1 2018
PSCI 2316.001, Honors US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 1 2018 Syllabus
PSCI 2315.001, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 1 2018 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.600, Special Problems, Fall 1 2018

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 3W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.002, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.720, Individual Research, Spring 2018
PSCI 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PSCI 3210.001, The U.S. Supreme Court, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2316.001, Honors US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3110.001, The Legislative Process, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3110.002, The Legislative Process, Fall 2017 SPOT
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.002, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Powers of the Government, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PSCI 1041.001, Honors American Government, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3110.001, The Legislative Process, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.101, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5020.001, Proseminar in American Government and Politics, Fall 2015
PSCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 3110.001, The Legislative Process, Summer 5W2 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3110.001, The Legislative Process, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 3210.001, The U.S. Supreme Court, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.010, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.101, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.102, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.103, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Summer 3W1 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.706, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2014
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3110.001, The Legislative Process, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 5220.001, Proseminar in Public Law, Fall 2013
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 3210.001, The U.S. Supreme Court, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3210.001, The U.S. Supreme Court, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3210.001, The U.S. Supreme Court, Summer 5W1 2012
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.009, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 5220.001, Proseminar in Public Law, Fall 2011
PSCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Summer 5W2 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 3210.001, The U.S. Supreme Court, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.007, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2010
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Spring 2010
PSCI 3200.002, The American Legal System, Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
1
Challenge and
Engagement Index
2
Response Rate
0
out of 5
0
out of 7
%
of
students responded
A Challenge and Engagement Index of "n/a" means
there were not enough student responses to calculate a score.
  • 1 Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • 2 Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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