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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: GOV                                     Course Number: 215                                    
Course Title: The Legislative Process
Subject: Government
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The status of the legislature within the American political system. The issue of executive encroachment on legislative powers in the wake of Watergate. Internal organization, leadership, and the question of legislative reform. Systems of representation and apportionment. State legislative systems. The evolution of legislatures and their relationship to democratic theory.

Prerequisite: ENG 101. In addition: GOV 101 or permission of the section instructor.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date:    04/30/2010