Mark Owens

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Polling Lab
Students enrolled in many of these upper division and graduate classes receive training to conduct survey research. This is an opportunity to conduct original research and understand how data is collected, giving a strong foundation to apply new knowledge.

See Initial News Coverage:
  1. Tyler Morning Telegraph, October 27: "UT Tyler Sets Up Statewide Polling Center" by Erin Mansfield
  2. KLTV ABC News, October 18: "UT Tyler Professors Explain Science Behind Statewide Poll" by Brionna Rivers

Internships to Watch for
  1. Bill Archer Fellowship (Accepts UT Tyler Students every year to intern in Washington D.C.)
  2. U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  3. Find internships in the Texas Legislature (locally or in Austin)

Political Science
 Course Title     
 Description        FallSpringSummer
 2305 Intro Amer. GovIncludes a colloquium project where students attend local government meetings 2019,  2016 2017 2019
 2306   Intro Texas GovAn introduction to how state and local governments work in Texas, as well as shifts in political behavior within the state across time. 2020  2020
 3327 Southern PoliticsOnline course that compares state governments and politics in the South. 2019  2018
 3335 Campaign PoliticsService learning partnership with Smith County 2020, 2018,
 4330 U.S. PresidencyEngaging weekly debates about the executive branch  2017
 4340 U.S. CongressA class simulation to introduce the legislative process 2016  
 4365   Survey MethodsAdvanced course to design surveys and analyze survey data   2020
 4396 Research MethodsA semester long collaborative research project in partnership with the University Archives 2016 2020, 2019
 5300 Scope & MethodsAn introduction to quantitative research using R and qualitative research using the University Archives 2021,
 2019, 2017
 5311 American Politics SeminarSeminar course that covers the sub-disciplines of American Politics 2021,
 2018, 2016
 2020, 2017 
 5320 Topics in American PoliticsIn Spring 2018, the focus was Campaign Politics (Hybrid with Service Learning)
In Spring 2016, the focus was Budget Politics (Online with Data Collection)
Syllabi for Courses at The University of Texas at Tyler

Public Administration (PADM)
 Course Title     
 Description   Fall Spring Summer
 5338  Program Evaluation Online Course with case study assignments and a service learning project 2018  
  Public Budgeting & Finance Online Course with case study assignments. Taught at Reinhardt University   2017, 
 5397 Adv. Social Science Research Online course with a collaborative research project and introduction to STATA  2020,