GOVT 3112

GOVT 3112

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The course will be a lecture course on Congress, introducing them to the political science literature on the topic and the major research questions and approaches. We will examine the development of the institution, including formal theories for congressional organization as well as historically and politically oriented accounts of rule changes, committee power, and party influence. We will also look at the determinants of legislative productivity and gridlock, approaches to measuring and analyzing congressional behavior, the changing role of the electoral connection, and the causes and consequences of polarization.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7514GOVT 3112  LEC 001

  •  7897GOVT 3112  DIS 201

  •  7898GOVT 3112  DIS 202

  •  8049GOVT 3112  DIS 203

  •  8448GOVT 3112  DIS 204