The modern Congress is often criticized for being too partisan, inefficient, and beholden to special interests. This seminar will examine the development of the modern Congress by focusing on the history of congressional reform. We will also evaluate proposals for reforming the modern Congress to remedy potential shortcomings in the lawmaking and ethics process.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short papers related to weekly reading, research paper, participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Previous course in Congress (GOVT 215) strongly recommended
|Instructor(s): Dancey,Logan M. Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 1||SO: X||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|