An examination of the U.S. Congress. Topics include congressional elections, constituency relations, institutional structures and processes, and policymaking roles.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: There are no course prerequisites although it is important to have completed basic American National Politics (PLSC 2305) or its equivalent.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student will:
- Describe the development of Congress as an institution
- Examine the relationship between Congress and other government branches
- Analyze Congressional policymaking