Political Science | United States Congress
Y319 | 9332 | Ensley

This course is designed to provide an overview of the institutions,
rules, and processes that govern congressional politics.  It gives
equal treatment to the topics of elections and policymaking.  The
emphasis will be on how the institutions and rules of congressional
elections and policymaking constrain and shape the behavior of
candidates and representatives.  In turn, we will discuss how
individuals shape Congress and what implications this has for the
quality of democratic representation in the United States.