Faculty Profile

Wendy Watson

Title
Principal Lecturer
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Principal Lecturer
Dean's Office
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Ohio State University, 2004.
Major: The Supreme Court's Selection of Petitions In Forma Pauperis
JD, College of William and Mary, 1994.
MPP, College of William and Mary, 1994.
Major: Human Resource Policy
BA, University of Michigan, 1990.
Major: English / Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Spring 2023
PSCI 3165.001, Topics in Politics and Pop Culture, Spring 2023
PSCI 2305.801, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2023
PSCI 4240.001, LGBTQ+ Rights and the Constitution, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 5370.001, Writing, Advocacy and Communication, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 4950.001, Writing, Advocacy, and Communication, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* 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 5900.733, Special Problems, Spring 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.011, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.801, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 3W1 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Powers of the Government, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.501, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4220.001, Jurisprudence, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Summer 5W1 2021 SPOT
PSCI 3100.501, Topics in American Government, Summer 5W1 2021 SPOT
PSCI 3200.501, The American Legal System, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4951.004, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2020
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 8W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.010, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.001, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 2305.801, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
UCRS 3000.001, Legal Studies Survey, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.001, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.801, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2018
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.729, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
UCRS 1100.003, Application of Learning Foundations, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
UCRS 4980.001, Experimental Course, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Summer 5W1 2017
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Summer 5W2 2017
PSCI 4900.706, Special Problems, Summer 2017
PSCI 4900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2017
PSCI 1040.010, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Spring 2017 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.729, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Summer 3W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 2016
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4952.001, Political Science Capstone Seminar, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.729, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PSCI 1010.001, Politics and Pop Culture, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2015 SPOT
PSCI 1040.002, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 4951.005, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2015
PSCI 2300.002, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.011, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.806, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6320.001, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2014
PSCI 6320.600, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2014
PSCI 3200.001, The American Legal System, Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.010, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1051.002, Honors American Government, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.002, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.823, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013
PSCI 1050.824, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013
PSCI 1050.825, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013
PSCI 1050.826, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013
PSCI 1050.827, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013
PSCI 1050.856, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2013
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.008, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.011, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.729, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.002, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.890, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2012
PSCI 1050.891, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2012
PSCI 1041.002, Honors American Government, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.008, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.008, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.009, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.002, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.003, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.801, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011
PSCI 1050.802, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011
PSCI 1050.817, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011
PSCI 1050.818, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011
PSCI 1050.838, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011
UCRS 1000.032, Freshman Seminar, Fall 2011
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Summer 5W1 2011
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Summer 5W2 2011
PSCI 1040.002, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.004, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.002, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.004, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Summer 5W1 2007
PSCI 1040.002, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2007
PSCI 6940.721, Practicum, Spring 2007
PSCI 1050.006, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2006
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.721, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2006
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Spring 2006
PSCI 6900.721, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 1050.005, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2005
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2005

* 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.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Watson, W. L. (2010). Instructor's Manual (We the People: An Introduction to American Politics, 8th Ed.).
Devins, N., Watson, W. L. (1995). Federal Abortion Politics: A Documentary History. Garland.
Book Chapter
Watson, W. L., Lind, N. (2016). Forensic DNA Evidence. Privacy in the Digital Age: 21st-Century Challenges to the Fourth Amendment.
Watson, W. L., King, K. L., Hamner, J. H., Oldmixon, E. A., Ishiyama, J. T., Miller, W., Simon, E. (2015). "After the Apocalypse: A Simulation for Introduction to Politics Classes" in Ishiyama, Miller, and Simon, eds. Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations. Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations. London:.
Journal Article
Watson, W. L., Craig, M., Davis, D. O. (2007). Federal Court Certification of State-Law Questions: Active Judicial Federalism. The Justice System Journal. 27, 98.
Watson, W. L. (2006). The U.S. Supreme Court's In Forma Pauperis Docket: A Descriptive Analysis. The Justice System Journal. 27, 47.
Monograph
Watson, W. L. (2011). Handbook of Teaching Excellence.
Webpage
Watson, W. L., Lantrip, J., Moran-Lanier, M. (2018). Pre-Law Transfer Student Project. https://www.prelawtransfer.org
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • 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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