|POLS 3171||Congressional Simulation|
Recommended prerequisite: POLS 3170. This simulation provides students with an opportunity to experience how a legislative body makes decisions about policy. Students gain insight into the legislative process by actively participating in it. In the course of the simulation, students will be faced with the kinds of choices that professional legislators must make daily, such as deciding which bills of many bills to support and negotiating between the pressures put on them from disparate sources, such as party and constituency. Students will take away from the class knowledge about both the legislative process and the substantive policy areas the mock legislature takes up, as well as enhanced negotiating skills.