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POSC 209.00 Money and Politics 6 credits

Melanie Freeze

Modern elections have become multibillion-dollar ventures. How does money influence electoral and policy outcomes in the United States? Who donates and why do people or groups donate? Where does all the money go? How has campaign finance been regulated and what are proposed reforms? Focusing on recent elections, we will explore these questions by delving into the world of campaign finance.

POSC 229.00 The U.S. Congress: Coordination and Conflict 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 036

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10:20am12:05pm10:20am12:05pm

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Synonym: 57852

Melanie Freeze

How does Congress make public policy? What factors inhibit or enhance legislative productivity? Is the policymaking process too partisan? This course provides a comprehensive introduction to congressional organization and procedures, the policy process, and the core debates and theories surrounding legislative politics in the United States Congress. The path of policy within Congress is an incredibly complex and conflict-ridden coordination problem. As a class, we will explore how the underlying motivations to win office, produce policy, and gain prestige drive congressional member behaviors. We will also carefully consider the institutional details of the House and Senate that constrain these legislative actors and influence legislative outcomes. 

POSC 400.06 Integrative Exercise 1-6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 4, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 58836

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