POLS 351 Presidential Politics
Content: Constitutional foundations and the unfolding of various concepts of executive power throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The dynamics of the presidency and the extent to which one person can be held responsible for expanded responsibilities. The organizational models and practices of 20th-century presidents. Other branches of government examined to illuminate the functioning and malfunctioning of the executive branch.
Prerequisites: POLS 103 recommended.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.