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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2007

GOV 370L • 7- The United States Congress

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40175 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GSB 2.126
Theriault

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This course takes an in-depth look at lawmaking in the modern Congress. Systematically, we will analyze various factors influencing the legislative process including presidents, the public, parties, and pivots. We will also examine explanations for the legislative process and the current polarization occurring within Congress.

Grading Policy

Class Participation, Pop Quizzes, and Homework: 20% Semester Project: 20% Midterm Exam I: 20% Midterm Exam II: 20% Midterm Exam III: 20%

Texts

The Power of the People: Congressional Competition, Public Attention, and Voter Retribution Congress and Its Members (11th Edition) Course Packet

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