2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL421: Congress and the Legislative Process

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Social Sciences
Congress is a fascinating and centrally important political institution.  It is a locus of intense and consequential political struggles.  It is shaped by its structure, by the particular people who have been elected to it, and by the outside groups and individuals who pressure it.  This course will greatly enhance your understanding of the American political system and the lawmaking process by means of a close study of what many consider to be the most powerful of the three branches.  You will look at the theory, history, and practice of Congress, with an eye to understanding how and why Congress acts as it does.
Theme: Defining the American Experience