2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 215 U.S. Congress

3 hours 

This course examines the U.S. Congress as part of the American political system. This course addresses issues relating to elections to Congress, including incumbency and the role of money in elections. Attention is paid to the issue of executive encroachment on legislative powers, internal organization, leadership, the question of legislative reform, and the relationship between representation, apportionment, and democratic theory.




ENG 101, and GOV 101 or POL 101 or permission of the instructor