US CONGRESS   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course will explore the evolution and current place of the U.S. Congress within the American political system beginning with an examination of the theory and history of electing representatives to government. Students will examine the role and structure of the legislative branch as anticipated in the American constitution. Other areas of focus include the congressional election process, the importance of congressional committees and differences in rules for the house and senate, policy making, and how congress relates to the other two branches of government. A key overarching goal in this course is to assess challenges and changes facing the contemporary U.S. Congress.
Academic Career: UGRD
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis

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