Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
    Aug 21, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POS 3420 - Congress and The Presidency

3 cr
This course is an in-depth exploration of the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. The course is composed of three parts. The first part explores the general makeup and processes of Congress, the rules and committee structures of each chamber, and how committee rule and party organization shape the work of the chambers. The second part of the course explores the organization of the White House, the Cabinet, and the executive bureaucracy. Lastly, we explore how Congress and the President cooperate and compete in social policy, economic policy, and national security. In this exploration, the course highlights the policy preferences, ideological goals, political ramifications, and power motivations that shape cooperation and competition among the two branches in the course of governing.
Fall, odd years