POL S 355 A: The American Presidency

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
MLR 301
SLN: 
22054
Instructor:
Scott Lemieux

Syllabus Description:

This course will focus on the American presidency and its development over time. We will look at issues including the changing reputations of presidents, recurring patterns of presidential power, the sources of presidential authority, and the constitutional limits on the presidency. Students will learn about how the presidency has changed and how these changes have affected (and been affected by) American politics.

Assignments will include exams and a final paper. 

 

Catalog Description: 
The American presidency; its evolution, its occupants, and its place within the American system. Topics include presidential character, war, elections, impeachment, the economy, and the Constitution.
Department Requirements: 
American Politics Field
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:26pm