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Congress and the Presidency

Course Number: POL 332
Credits: 4
Offered: Fall Semester, Even Years
Instructor: Dr. Booke

Overview:

This course examines the organization and operations of Congress and the role of the Executive and Administrative agencies in the process of lawmaking. Subjects such as functions of the Congress and the President, reapportionment and redistricting, nominations and elections, role of political parties and lobbyists, congressional committees, the law making process, war powers, treaties and executive agreements, congressional investigations, budgets and appropriations, and ethics in government will be studied. Major issues before Congress and the President will be explored in some detail.