POLI-317 The U. S. Congress

Examines the U. S. Congress as an institution, its responsiveness to public opinion, its relations with other branches of government, and its impact on public policy.  Topics include congressional elections, the quality of representation, the internal working of the House and Senate, and the comparison of Congress with state legislatures. There are no prerequisites for this course, but POLI-111 is recommended. 4 SH.