POL 323: The U.S. Congress (Fall 2019)

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. 26) - Intro, Reading [1] Assigned
Class 2 (Aug. 28) - Polarization in Congress, Reading [2] Assigned
Labor Day - No Class
Class 3 (Sept. 4) - Polarization in Congress continued, Polarization in the Mass Public
Class 4 (Sept. 9) - Polarization in the Mass Public, Reading [3] Assigned
Class 5 (Sept. 11) - Congressional Elections, Reading [4] Assigned
Class 6 (Sept. 16) - Congressional Elections continued
Class 7 (Sept. 18) - Congressional Elections continued, Redistricting, Reading [5] Assigned
Class 8 (Sept. 23) - Redistricting continued, Readings [6] and [7] Assigned
Class 9 (Sept. 25) - Redistricting continued
Class 10 (Sept. 30) - Redistricting continued, Reading [8] Assigned
Class 11 (Oct. 2) - Redistricting continued, Budget Politics
Class 12 (Oct. 7) - Budget Politics continued
Class 13 (Oct. 9) - Budget Politics continued, Readings [9] and [10] Assigned
Fall Break
Class 14 (Oct. 16) - Budget Politics continued, Mini Assignment 1 Due
Class 15 (Oct. 21) - Legislative Procedure, Readings [10] and [11] Assigned
Class 16 (Oct. 23) - Legislative Procedure
Class 17 (Oct. 28) - Legislative Procedure, Readings [12]-[13] Assigned
Class 18 (Oct. 30) - The Filibuster and Gridlock, Short Paper 1 Due
Class 19 (Nov. 4) - The Filibuster and Gridlock
Class 20 (Nov. 6) - Committees in Congress, Reading [19] Assigned
Class 21 (Nov. 11) - Committees in Congress
Class 22 (Nov. 13) - Parties and Agenda Control, Final Paper Proposal Due
Class 23 (Nov. 18) - Parties and Agenda Control, Reading [21] Assigned
Class 24 (Nov. 20) - Parties and Agenda Control
Class 25 (Nov. 25) - Thanksgiving Break
Class 26 (Dec. 2) -
Class 27 (Dec. 4) - Mini Assignment 2 Due
Class 28 (Dec. 9) -
Dec. 16 - Final Paper Due