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PSCI 213 The U.S. Congress

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  • Spring 2014
    Michael Peress
    Spring 2014 ("W" Optional) — W 14:00 - 16:40
    Course Syllabus

    This course offers an overview of the legislative branch of the United States government. We will discuss the electoral process, the nature of representation, legislative organization, the committee system, floor procedure, congressional parties, and inter-branch relations. We will examine theories of lawmaking and the impact of institutional and electoral rules on legislative behavior and outcomes.

  • Spring 2013
    Michael Peress
    Spring 2013 ("W" Required) — W 14:00 - 16:40
    Course Syllabus

    This course offers an overview of the legislative branch of the United States government. We will discuss the electoral process, the nature of representation, legislative organization, the committee system, floor procedure, congressional parties, and inter-branch relations. We will examine theories of lawmaking and the impact of institutional and electoral rules on legislative behavior and outcomes.

  • Spring 2011
    Michael Peress
    Spring 2011 ("W" Required) — T 14:00 - 16:40
    Course Syllabus

    This course offers an overview of the legislative branch of the United States government. We will discuss the electoral process, the nature of representation, legislative organization, the committee system, floor procedure, congressional parties, and inter-branch relations. We will examine theories of lawmaking and the impact of institutional and electoral rules on legislative behavior and outcomes.

  • Fall 2008
    Michael Peress
    Fall 2008 ("W" Required)
    Course Website

    This course offers an overview of the legislative branch of the United States government. We will discuss the electoral process, the nature of representation, legislative organization, the committee system, floor procedure, congressional parties, and inter-branch relations. We will examine theories of lawmaking and the impact of institutional and electoral rules on legislative behavior and outcomes.