Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

POLS 212 - Congress: the Least Popular Branch

4.00 credit hours
As the branch with the most constitutional authority, and the lowest approval rating, Congress is misunderstood. The Least Popular Branch provides a thorough introduction to the beautifully flawed U.S. Congress. Examination of themes in the literature on Congress include: the development of Congress, member's motivation for reelection, congressional elections, the role of parties and committees, extreme polarization, the changing legislative process, and the relationship between Congress and the branches of government and other actors.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 .
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences.
iCon(s): Engaging Civic Life.

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