Faculty Profile

Thomas Mason

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

    

Education

PhD, University of Georgia, 1982.
MA, University of Georgia, 1978.
BA, University of Georgia, 1973.
Major: magna cum laude with general honors

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* 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 3500.002, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5610.001, Proseminar in Comparative Government, Spring 2019 SPOT
PSCI 5610.600, Proseminar in Comparative Government, Spring 2019 SPOT
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2019
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Comparative Politics, Fall 2018 SPOT
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4640.001, Revolution and Political Violence, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5900.720, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSCI 6930.712, Individual Research, Spring 2017
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4952.001, Political Science Capstone Seminar, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5660.001, Civil War, Fall 2016 SPOT
PSCI 6930.720, Individual Research, Fall 2016
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.712, Individual Research, Spring 2016
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4670.001, Third World Politics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.720, Individual Research, Fall 2015
PSCI 6900.707, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 3700.002, Area Politics, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 4660.001, Democracy and Democratization, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Fall 2014
PSCI 6940.720, Practicum, Spring 2014
PSCI 4640.001, Revolution and Political Violence, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PSCI 4660.001, Democracy and Democratization, Fall 2013
PSCI 4952.001, Policy Capstone Seminar, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.720, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 4670.001, Third World Politics, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Summer 5W1 2012
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.720, Practicum, Spring 2012
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Spring 2012
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.720, Practicum, Fall 2011
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Summer 5W1 2011
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Fall 2010
PSCI 4900.721, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.720, Practicum, Spring 2010
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.720, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Summer 5W1 2009
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2009
PSCI 3700.001, Area Politics, Spring 2009
PSCI 6930.712, Individual Research, Spring 2009
PSCI 6940.712, Practicum, Spring 2009
PSCI 4700.001, Topics in Comparative Politics, Spring 2009
PSCI 6940.712, Practicum, Fall 2008
PSCI 5610.001, Proseminar in Comparative Government, Fall 2008
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 6930.712, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2008
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Summer 5W2 2008
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2008
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2008
PSCI 5650.001, Seminar in Area Studies, Spring 2008
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 6930.712, Individual Research, Fall 2007
PSCI 6940.712, Practicum, Fall 2007
PSCI 5610.001, Proseminar in Comparative Government, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.714, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 6930.712, Individual Research, Spring 2007
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2007
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PSCI 5610.001, Proseminar in Comparative Government, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
PSCI 6900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 4700.003, Topics in Comparative Politics, Spring 2006
PSCI 5610.001, Proseminar in Comparative Government, Fall 2005
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PSCI 3600.001, Comparative Politics, Spring 2005
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2004
PSCI 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2004
PSCI 5900.753, Special Problems, Fall 2004
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* 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
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • 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
  • 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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