Government courses play a key role in contributing to a comprehensive liberal arts education and core curriculum for future college study. Federal and Texas government and constitutions are the focus of various courses offered at the colleges of DCCCD.

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Guided Pathways in Government

A guided pathway will help you earn a college credential and build a career. It’s a one-page document that clearly shows you what courses to take (and when) to best prepare you for success in college and in your career.

Learn more about Guided Pathways to Success.

Guided Pathway
Our Faculty: Why Government is Important

“Learning about American and Texas government is critical in developing informed and involved citizens. Our founding fathers created a republic that depends on citizen participation for survival. I try to make learning fun and most importantly, relevant. After taking my class, students understand how the government is involved in their everyday lives and hopefully feel empowered to make a difference.” — Gay Michele, El Centro College

Course Descriptions for Government

Government courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):

Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor to discuss your educational and career goals.

Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD. 

Get More With the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law.

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.

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Contact us for more information on Government courses.