This course surveys the institutional and political development of the Presidency of the United States. We examine the constitutional framework establishing the executive branch, including the unique manner of presidential election, and analyze the politics of presidential leadership. Topics to be discussed include the presidential nominating and election process, the use and growth of presidential power, the rise of the presidential branch, and the relationship of presidents to other political elites and the party system.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Stephen Skowronek, The Politics Presidents Make (Belknap, 1993) ISBN: 978-0674689374
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Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during on-line registration.
|Instructor(s): Peck,Justin Craig Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 9||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: X|
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