HSS 361 The U.S. Congress

As the first branch of government, Congress has great influence on the internal workings and external projections of the United States. The course focuses on the evolution of the U.S. Congress, Congressional elections, fundraising efforts of Congress-people, policymaking in Congress, communicating in Congress, interest group efforts to influence Congress, and inter-branch relations. Nearly every president since WWII has governed with a Congress controlled by the opposite party, making inter-branch relations a necessary area of examination. In addition to lessons centered on the Congress in general, the courses follows select Congressional elections.




Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester