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Introduction to the US Congress (POLS 107)

Credit Course

3 credits

$122 per credit

in-county, fees apply

Introduces students a comprehensive introduction to Congress through an investigation of the legislative branch of government as envisioned by the framers of the Constitution and analyzes its growth into the institution it has become. Students review the Articles of Confederation then examine Article One of the Constitution and the powers of Congress. Students will discuss the personalities, the legislative process, partisan battles, elections, congressional procedures and pressures along with the demands from voters and lobbyists.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 101.