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

Spring 2004

GOV 370L • 7 - The United States Congress - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35235 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
WEL 3.260
THERIAULT

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. This course starts with constitutional foundations of the legislative process. From there, we examine the current motivations behind the actions of members of Congress. The bulk of the class examines the various influences on the legislative process including the political parties, the presidents, the public, and interest groups. We will end the course by reading STALEMATE, by Sarah Binder, an important new book in congressional literature. There will be three tests and 1 major paper (12 pages in length) as well as homeworks, random pop quizzes, and class participation grades.

Grading Policy

three tests 1 major paper (12 pages in length) homework, random pop quizzes, and class participation

Texts

STALEMATE, by Sarah Binder

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