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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Madeline Botsford on Sunday October 25, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSC 304 at University of Nevada - Las Vegas taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 48 views. For similar materials see /class/228637/psc-304-university-of-nevada-las-vegas in Political Science at University of Nevada - Las Vegas.




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Date Created: 10/25/15
PSC 304 Legislative Process CBC C219 TR 1000AM1115AM Dr Dina Titus Fall 2007 III Texts Office 7 WRI B216 Phone 8953756 Office Hours Tues and Thurs 11151245 and by appointment Hemson Playing Hardball Smith etal The American Congress Reserve Readings Requirements Midterm 35 of grade Final 35 of grade Book review 20 of grade Class participation and attendance 10 of grade Notes 959 Cell phones must be turned off during class Only 2 unexcused absences before grade is negatively affected Books must be approved by Oct 25 Book reports must be turned in to professor in hard copy not email in class Last day to drop is November 2 Course Outline I Introduction Smith chpt 1 II Constitutional Background Smith chpt 2 III Congressional Elections Smith chpt 3 Hemson chpt 17 IV Rules of the Game Smith chpt 48 V Members of Congress Smith chpt 5 Readings on Reserve Mid term approximately Oct 16 VI Parties and Leaders Smith chpt 6 VII Women in Congress Readings on Reserve VIII Standing Committees Smith chpt 7 IX Interest Groups Smith chpt 11 X Congress and the President Smith chpt 8 X1 Congress and the Courts Smith chpt 10 XII Congressional Scandals Readings on Reserve XIII The Future of Congress Readings on Reserve Reports due Nov 29 Oral Presentations Nov2729 Final Exam December 11 NOTE I do follow the university rules regulations and guidelines as spelled out in the System Code and UNLV Bylaws and as stipulated by the Faculty Senate and by the Executive Vice President and Provost Please note the following information and rules Academic Misconduct 7 Academic integrity is a legitimate concern for every member of the campus community all share in upholding the fundamental values of honesty trust respect fairness responsibility and professionalism By choosing to join the UNLV community students accept the expectations of the Academic Misconduct Policy and are encouraged when faced with choices to always take the ethical path Students enrolling in UNLV assume the obligation to conduct 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