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POLS 4600: Legislative Process

POLS 4600 Fall 2017 Syllabus

Paper Project                   Legislative History

8/15/17 - Introduction                                                               10/17/17 - Parties in Congress

8/17/17 - How a Bill Doesn't Become a Law                           10/19/17 - Parties in Congress II  

8/22/17 - Path Dependency                                                       10/24/17 - Parties in Congress III  

8/24/17 - Path Dependency (cont)                                            10/26/17 - Nominations

8/29/17 - Evolution and Overview                                            10/31/17 - Nominations II

8/31/17 - Campaigns and Elections, Part 1                              11/2/17 - House Rules I

9/5/17 - Campaigns and Elections, Part 2                                11/7/17 - Reading 1, Reading 2

9/7/17 - Elections and "Homestyle"                                                          House Rules II

9/12/17 - No class (Irma)                                                           11/16/17 - Senate Evolution

9/14/17 - Party Leaders                                                              11/18/17 - Reading 1, Reading 2

9/19/17 - Parties and Committees                                                                Filibuster

9/21/17 - Committee Gatekeeper Games

9/26/17 - Rules and Procedures

9/28/17 - Exam 1

10/3/17 - Lincoln

10/5/17 - Lincoln (cont)

10/10/17 - Research Paper, II

10/12/17 - Reading 1, Reading 2

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