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Syllabus+8.21.10 - Congressional Politics Instructor Anna...

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Congressional Politics Instructor Anna M. Mahoney Fall 2010 790:304:01 MW 2:15-3:35PM ARH-200 Office Hours: Monday, 11:00-12:00 p.m., and by appointment College Hall, Room 106 Email: [email protected] Course Description: This course will examine the United States Congress as an institution, site for citizen participation and instrument of public policy. The first third of the course will illustrate the foundations and processes of Congress. The second will include readings and discussions that highlight Congress as a site for political participation through elections, lobbying, and media critique. This portion will include a discussion of the current elections and its potential outcomes on the makeup of the 112 th Congress. In this section, we will also learn about Congress as it interacts with the other two branches of U.S. government, the Courts and the Executive. Finally, in the third section we will examine several pieces of legislation and public policy using Congress and its processes as a lens. Required Texts at Douglass Coop Bookstore: Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances Lee. Congress and its Members . Twelfth Edition. Congressional Quarterly Inc. 2010. ISBN: 978-0-87289-967-4 Lawrence C. Dodd, Bruce I. Oppenheimer. Congress Reconsidered . Ninth Edition. CQ Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-87289-616-1 Additional readings: Readings listed below but not found in the above texts or cited with a web address can be found on the Sakai website for this course. Course Requirements: You will be expected to participate in class discussion, demonstrating
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