PSCI 0429

Seminar on US Congress

Seminar on the U.S. Congress
The U.S. Congress is the most powerful political institution in the nation, and one of the least popular. To understand why, this course examines theories of representation and how they relate to the contemporary Congress; the historical development and institutionalization of the Congress; the roles of parties, candidates, media, and money in Congressional elections; the legislative process, including roles of committees, interest groups, parties, congressional leaders, and presidents; the impact of representational and policy-making processes on the nature of legislation enacted by Congress; and Congress in comparative perspective. 3 hrs. sem. (American Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:


Spring 2025

PSCI0429A-S25 Seminar

Spring 2023

PSCI0429A-S23 Seminar (Dickinson)

Fall 2019

PSCI0429A-F19 Seminar (Dickinson)

Spring 2018

PSCI0429A-S18 Seminar (Dickinson)

Spring 2014

PSCI0429A-S14 Seminar (Dickinson)

Spring 2012

PSCI0429A-S12 Seminar (Dickinson)

Spring 2010

PSCI0429A-S10 Seminar (Dickinson)

Spring 2007

PSCI0429A-S07 Seminar (Dickinson)

Spring 2006

PSCI0429A-S06 Seminar (Davis)

Spring 2005

PSCI0429A-S05 Seminar (Davis)