Apr 14, 2021  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
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POL 3173 Congress and the American Presidency

Three hours
A study of the relationship between the legislative and executive branches in American government, with a specific focus on Congress and the president. Students will explore this relationship over time in an effort to understand how each branch works with (and against) the other. Time will be spent on the legislative and regulatory processes, the delegation of power from Congress to the president, the advice and consent power of the Senate concerning presidential appointments, the powers of each to check the other, and more. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum. 

Prerequisite: POL 1013 
Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)