2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL422: American Presidency

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Social Sciences
The American president holds an office of immense power, an office rooted in the debates over the U.S. Constitution and crucial to the domestic and foreign policy of our country.  In this course, you will study presidents from George Washington to the current office holder and consider their role in shaping American history.  You will examine the institutional and political evolution of the presidency with an emphasis on the nature of presidential power.  You will also study presidential conflicts with Congress and the Courts, and the impact of those conflicts on how our country is governed today.  You will gain deep insight into the nature of presidential leadership. Cross-listed with HIS422 .
Theme: Defining the American Experience