Middlebury

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. (Open to junior and senior majors) 3 hrs. sem. (American Politics)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections in Fall 2019

Fall 2019

PSCI0429A-F19 Seminar (Dickinson)