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SS379 COURSE DETAILS


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SS379 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS379 UNITED STATES CONGRESS 2019 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course deals with the origins, institutional evolution, and behavior of the United States Congress. It focuses on the role of Congress in representation and policymaking within the American political system. The course addresses the development of the United States Congress, congressional campaigns and elections, the tension inherent in Members of Congress acting both as representatives for their constituents and policymakers for the nation, the structure and behavior of committees, the responsibilities of legislative leaders, and the interaction between Congress and the Executive and Judicial branches. Case studies, practical exercises, and guest lecturers are used to highlight these topics.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Analytical papers and briefings; compensatory time provided.

SS379 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS379 (Version 2019-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2023 - 2 1 19 19 13 0 6 N MAJ MERKLINGER Hours

2024 - 2 1 19 19 18 0 1 N Hours

2025 - 2 1 18 18 9 0 9 N MAJ AMOROSO Hours

2026 - 2 1 18 18 0 0 18 N MAJ MERKLINGER Hours


SS379 (Version: 2005 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS379 LEGISLATIVE POLITICS 2005 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course deals principally with the U.S. Congress but also considers other legislatures to include those of state governments. It focuses on the role of legislatures in political systems. The course addresses the development of the U.S. Congress, the behavior of legislators, the workings of committees, and the responsibilities of legislative leaders. Case studies, practical exercises, and guest lecturers are used to highlight these topics. Emphasis is also placed on the Congressional Budget Process as well as the impact of Congress on military, economic, and international issues, domestic, foreign and economic policy.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Analytical papers and briefings; compensatory time provided.

SS379 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS379 (Version: 1983 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS379 LEGISLATIVE POLITICS 1983 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course deals principally with the U.S. Congress but also considers other legislatures to include those of state governments. It focuses on the role of legislatures in political systems. The course addresses the development of the U.S. Congress, the behavior of legislators, the workings of committees, and the responsibilities of legislative leaders. Case studies, films, and guest lecturers are used to highlight these topics. Emphasis is also placed on the impact of Congress on military, economic, and international issues.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Analytical papers and briefings; compensatory time provided.

SS379 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 1979 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y