POL 323: The U.S. Congress (Fall 2017)

Course Material
Syllabus
Course Readings
Slides
Interpreting Regression Results
Mini-assignment 1
Short Paper 1
Short Paper 2
Final Paper
Web Resources


Course Schedule
Class 1 (Aug. 28) - Intro
Class 2 (Aug. 30) - Polarization in Congress, Reading [1] Assigned
Labor Day - No Class
Class 3 (Sept. 6) - Congress and Public Opinion, Reading [2] Assigned
Class 4 (Sept. 11) - Politics of the Debt Ceiling, Reading [3] Assigned
Class 5 (Sept. 13) - Congressional Elections and Representation
Class 6 (Sept. 18) - Congressional Elections and Representation
Class 7 (Sept. 20) - Congressional Elections and Representation, Reading [4] Assigned
Class 8 (Sept. 25) - Redistricting and Gerrymandering, Reading [5] Assigned
Class 9 (Sept. 27) - Redistricting and Gerrymandering, Readings [6] and [7] Assigned
Class 10 (Oct. 2) - Redistricting and Gerrymandering
Class 11 (Oct. 4) - Budget Politics, Reading [8] Assigned
Class 12 (Oct. 9) - Budget Politics, Mini-assignment 1 Due
Class 13 (Oct. 11) - Budget Politics, Readings [9] and [10] Assigned
Class 14 (Oct. 16) - Legislative Procedure
Class 15 (Oct. 18) - Legislative Procedure
Class 16 (Oct. 23) - The Filibuster and Gridlock, Short Paper 1 Due, Reading [13] Assigned
Class 17 (Oct. 25) - The Filibuster, Readings [14] and [15] Assigned
Class 18 (Oct. 30) - The Filibuster and Gridlock, Reading [19] Assigned
Class 19 (Nov. 1) - Committees in Congress, Reading [20] Assigned
Class 20 (Nov. 6) - Parties and Agenda Control, Reading [21] Assigned
Class 21 (Nov. 8) - Parties and Agenda Control, Reading [23] Assigned
Class 22 (Nov. 13) - Parties and Agenda Control
Class 23 (Nov. 15) - Money in Politics
Class 24 (Nov. 20) - Money in Politics, Final Paper Proposal Due
Thanksgiving Break
Class 25 (Nov. 27) - Money in Politics
Class 26 (Nov. 29) - Presentations: Sydney, Billy, Kathryn, Emilio, Sumith, Phil and Jemery, Short Paper 2 Due
Class 27 (Dec. 4) - Presentations: William Eddy, Jesse, Nick Musumeci, Nick Nogueira, Nathaniel, Mike, and Eric
Class 28 (Dec. 6) - Presentations: Nicole, Sanket, Andrew, Josephine, Javin, Anna, and Sahiba
Dec. 11 - Final Paper Due