17.251 Congress and the American Political System I


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Focuses on both the internal processes of the House and Senate and on the place of Congress in the American political system. Attention to committee behavior, leadership patterns, and informal organization. Considers relations between Congress and other branches of government, as well as relations between the two houses of Congress itself. Students taking the graduate version are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.

This class has 17.20 as a prerequisite.

17.251 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Stewart.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-154.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 17.251 was rated 6.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Congress and the American Political System I site or on the 17.251 Stellar site.

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