Political Science
 

Congress and the Legislative Process

Congress and the Legislative Process
Election process; structure, organization, and procedures of legislative bodies; relations with pressure groups, the president, and executive branch.
POLI
315
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 RecommendedPoli 110 or 210; Poli 200.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 315
Course Outcomes: 

Effective Research and Analysis

Students will apply academic literature on Congress to current Congressional politics

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will obtain a general working knowledge of the U.S. Congress, and where possible other legislative bodies

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will be able to discuss the role and effectiveness of Congress in particular and representative democracy in general

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will gain new perspectives that will shape their future attempts to critically evaluate Congress and its members