Legislative & Political Process Seminar (396)
Meets B Writing Requirement
This seminar will explore the legislative and other legal issues related to the political system. The seminar will forcus on the Oregon Legislature, but will compare and contrast the structural, procedural and political characteristics of other institutions, including the U.S. Congress. The course will include statutory drafting. Other topics that may be considered include: local forms of government, the initiative and referendum process, campaign finance reform, and government ethics. Materials for the course will include a text as well as primary sources. Grades will be based on two short writing assignments, class participation, and a longer paper that can qualify for the B-paper writing requirement.