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

Spring 2006

GOV 370L • 7-The United States Congress

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38055 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
ESB 115
Theriault

Course Description

Upper-division standing required. 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.

Grading Policy

Tentative Class Participation, Pop Quizzes, and Homework: 25% Semester Project: 25% Midterm Exam I: 25% Midterm Exam II: 25%

Texts

The Power of the People: Congressional Competition, Public Attention, and Voter Retribution Course Packet

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