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Term: Winter Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces the roles and functions of the entire legislative process -- from bill introduction, to committee markup, to the enactment of legislation. Throughout this process, students also examine the essential role of congressional lobbyists in shaping health care policy stemming from coalition building, knowing your opponents, organizing grassroots and campaign contribution efforts, identifying key Members of Congress and staff, working with the Administration, testifying on Capitol Hill, and knowing what and what not to tell your constituency. Using a case-study approach, students walk through the process of how an idea goes from an organization into federal or state law.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the process involved in creating health care law

Methods of Assessment: Students are evaluated on class participation and a final paper.
Location: Washington, DC
Class Times:
  • Mon 01/06/2014 - Tue 01/07/2014
  • Monday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 7
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students who took this course as a special studies (301.869.51) should not retake this class.
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016