POL 323: The U.S. Congress (Fall 2018)

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

Course Schedule
Class 1 (Aug. 27) - Intro, Reading [1] Assigned
Class 2 (Aug. 29) - Polarization in Congress, Reading [2] Assigned
Labor Day - No Class
Class 3 (Sept. 5) - Polarization in Congress, Congress and Public Opinion
Class 4 (Sept. 10) - Politics of Supreme Court Nominations
Class 5 (Sept. 12) - Congress and Public Opinion, Congressional Elections, Reading [3] Assigned
Class 6 (Sept. 17) - Congressional Elections, Reading [4] Assigned
Class 7 (Sept. 19) - Congressional Elections
Class 8 (Sept. 24) - Congressional Elections, Redistricting, Reading [5] Assigned
Class 9 (Sept. 26) - Redistricting, Readings [6] and [7] Assigned
Class 10 (Oct. 1) - Redistricting
Class 11 (Oct. 3) - Redistricting, Budget Politics ,Reading [8] Assigned
Fall Break
Class 12 (Oct. 10) - Budget Politics
Class 13 (Oct. 15) - Budget Politics, Short Paper 1 Due, Readings [9] and [10] Assigned
Class 14 (Oct. 17) - Legislative Procedure, Readings [11] and [12] Assigned
Class 15 (Oct. 22) - Legislative Procedure
Class 16 (Oct. 24) - Legislative Procedure
Class 17 (Oct. 29) - Legislative Procedure, The Filibuster, Reading [13] Assigned
Class 18 (Oct. 31) - Mini Assignment 1 Due, Readings [14] and [15] Assigned
Class 19 (Nov. 5) - The Filibuster, Committees, Reading [19] Assigned
Class 20 (Nov. 7) - Committees, Reading [20] Assigned
Class 21 (Nov. 12) - Committees, Parties and Agenda Control, Final Paper Proposal Due
Class 22 (Nov. 14) - Parties and Agenda Control
Class 23 (Nov. 19) - Parties and Agenda Control
Thanksgiving Break
Class 24 (Nov. 26) - Parties and Agenda Control, Money in Politics
Class 25 (Nov. 28) - Money in Politics
Class 26 (Dec. 3) - Money in Politics
Class 27 (Dec. 5) - Mini Assignment 2 Due, Presentations (Stephanie Brunner, Matt Kane, Syeda, Jae Seo, Angelina, Peter)
Class 28 (Dec. 10) - Presentations (Amanda, Eric, Sean, Andrew I., Tom Joynt, Yeremi, Aleksandra, Recon)
Dec. 17 - Final Paper Due