[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 306 - Congress - American Legislative Process

3 credits

Prerequisite(s): POL 223  

Congress is the chief lawmaking body of our federal government.  The purpose of this course is to give students an in depth understanding of Congressional behavior.  Topics covered include the electoral connection between Congress and constituents, the committee-based organizational structure of the House and Senate, and the role that parties play in shaping outcomes.  Finally, students will be able to use what they have learned to carry out a Congressional simulation and discuss the prospects for reforming our nation's legislature.  Grades will be based on participation, exams, and a research paper.