Class Restriction And Registration Summary


POLS 30002 - Section 01: Presidential Power (CRN 20945)

Course Description:
The American president is frequently referred to as the most powerful person in the world. But what powers does the president actually have? What does the Constitution say about presidential power? How have those powers changed over time, both formally and in practice? How are they affected by circumstances? We will spend the first half of the course answering these questions, paying particular attention to recent developments such as the increasing use of "going public" and executive orders. During the second half of the course, we will employ case studies of various presidents in order to understand how they have wielded the powers they were granted. Students will have the opportunity to engage in several academic debates about the use and abuse of presidential powers.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2015
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 23 19 4

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
POLS  30002 01, CRN 20945  (Primary) 23 19 4
HESB  30656 01, CRN 20980   2 1 1
CNST  30008 01, CRN 20982   5 4 1
Total 30 24 6