Course Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

MPPA 411-DL : The Legislative Process


This course examines the inner workings of Congress. Beginning with a brief review of the Constitutional roles of the American legislative branch, students continue by discussing the federal budget process. The class pays particular attention to how each chamber of Congress works, how the structures and leadership of House and Senate differ, and how those differences affect what legislation get passed. Students will study some ways the legislative process has changed in the last 20 plus years.

This course, especially relevant during Congressional elections, will give extra attention to aspects of the political environment Congressional candidates operate in, and how they make the decision to run. Finally, the class will take a look at the oversight role of Congress and its interactions with the executive branch.

Fall 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/20/22 - 12/10/22Optional Sync W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Slone, Ricca
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