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The American Presidency
GOVT 217
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

This course has three aims: to survey the institutional development and current operation of the presidency; to examine the politics of presidential leadership, including the processes of selection of governance; and to consider the interaction of the two. Topics to be addressed include the constitutional framework; Federalist-Antifederalist debate, especially the American ambivalence toward executive power; historical development of the office and its relation to party systems; the process of nominating and electing the president; and the relationship of the office to the other branches.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Students will be invited to consider how levels and conceptions of presidential power evolve with changing institutional arrangements, and to interrogate the premises underlying these conceptions as well as their political and systemic implications.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GOVT151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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