Program-Level Objectives met with this assignment:
Course-Level Objectives met with this assignment:
SLO #2: Congress inaction. 70% of students will successfully research the role of the U.S. Congress in policymaking as well as the relationship it has with its constituents. [ SLO #2 fulfills the following Program Level Outcomes: Communication, Critical Thinking, Social and Personal Responsibility, as well as the following Course Level Outcomes: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8]
Activity for assessment:
For this assignment, we are going to focus in on the U.S. Legislature. Congress has a terrible reputation for divisiveness and political pandering. We are going to research what their role is, per the Constitution, versus the perception of Congress. Additionally, we will evaluate the idea of term limits, political polls, and some of the laws enacted this term. Start by reading the following articles, and then answer the questions below.
Start with an explanation of the office and duties ( https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/the-legislative-branch/ ) AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9defOwVWS8&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8H&index=2
Our complicated relationship with Congress ( https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/262316/hating-congress-american-tradition.aspx )
Congressional Performance ( http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/top_stories/congressional_performance )
How to salvage Congress ( https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/gallagher-congress/575689/ )
Term limits for Congress ( https://www.thoughtco.com/why-no-term-limits-for-congress-3974547 )
Getting things done ( https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-congress-divided-house-senate-passing-few-laws-20190415-story.html ) Feel free to conduct other research on their current lawmaking status.
This assignment must follow MLA guidelines, be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, and be a minimum of 1000 words with a works cited page. The works cited are not included in the minimum word count. Any sources provided in the assignment prompt MUST be used within your paper and cited in your works cited. Other sources used must be cited as well.
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