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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 215                                    
Course Title: U.S. Congress
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the U.S. Congress as part of the American political system. This course addresses issues relating to elections to Congress, including incumbency and the role of money in elections. Attention is paid to the issue of executive encroachment on legislative powers, internal organization, leadership, the question of legislative reform, and the relationship between representation, apportionment, and democratic theory.

Prerequisite: ENG 101. and GOV 101 or POL 101 or permission of the section instructor.
Start Date:    11/30/2011                         End Date: