For the Spring 2012 semester this course will be offered as a one credit course with no concurrent Practicum. Therefore students are neither required, nor able, to take the concurrent practicum. Otherwise, the following description is accurate:
Students registering for this Workshop (formerly a part of the Legislative Practicum/Congressional Externship), which is coordinated with concurrent registration in the Legislative/Congressional Practicum, will complete specific written assignments related to the legislative work of their individual offices and will keep diaries of their work experiences. Class readings and discussions will focus on such issues as the role of congressional rules in shaping legislation, the differences in practices of investigative, appropriations and authorizing committees, and the role of personal office staff. Experts on Congress from various interest groups and congressional offices will participate in the workshops in order to give students their perspectives on the legislative process. Course requirements will include class presentations as well as the drafting of a set of the basic documents of persuasion used by congressional offices (a Dear Colleague letter of explanation, a set of hearing questions, an explanatory speech and a floor colloquy.) Students will be interviewed by Ms. Fleischer prior to placement in a congressional office. Students must register for both the Legislative/Congressional Practicum and the Legislative/Congressional Workshop in the semester in which the work will be done. Grading for the Workshop is on the A-F scale.
Current & Previous Instructors:
|553K (CRN: 25940) Credits: 1|
Spring, 2013 (Twilight).
|553L (CRN: 96776) Credits: 2|
Fall, 2013 (Evening).
Room Washington, DC.
2 openings. (Limit 8). See course waitlist.