POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 005 Congress and the Presidency
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore the relationship between the Legislative and Executive branches of the U.S. government. We will examine the enduring power struggle between the branches as well as contemporary disputes. We will consider the current relations between the Obama White House and the divided Congress. The course will cover the history and changing dynamic of this relationship and will use the historical record, media coverage, and legal cases to illustrate this conflict. We will also compare a number of contemporary presidents' style, tactics, and constitutional arguments.

This course is in the American government subfield.

Course Requirements:

To follow the daily events in the news. There will be two exams, and a classroom group presentation.

Intended Audience:

Sophomores, juniors, or seniors

Class Format:

Recitation meeting twice a week for an hour and a half each.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
30420
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
25473
Open
5
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
26297
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (REC)
P
28563
Open
19
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (REC)
P
27068
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
P
30454
Open
13
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (REC)
P
32641
Open
25
 
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M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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