POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 The Presidency: Cases and Controversies
Term: WN 2018
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 studies presidential decisions that provoked intense legal and constitutional controversy. The presidency, either through expressed or implied powers in the Constitution or through historical practice, wields immense legal authority. Executive orders, legislation, foreign policy, and judicial nominations are means that presidents use to influence American jurisprudence and public policy. Drawing from political science, historical, and legal materials, we will cover debates over the rationales and legality of contentious executive decisions aimed to solve persistent national or international problems. The course explores, among other instances, “cases and controversies” arising from the President’s decision to detain U.S. citizens, to sanction electronic surveillance programs, to implement deferred action programs for undocumented persons, and to unilaterally initiate an armed conflict. The class will also ponder hypothetical situations to consider the scope and limitations of executive power in a given area.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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25692
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80
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
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31005
Open
40
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (REC)
P
31043
Open
40
 
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (REC)
P
23258
Open
80
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
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31066
Open
50
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
P
31294
Open
25
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (REC)
P
28556
Open
80
 
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M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
008 (REC)
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32609
Open
50
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
040 (LEC)
 
33785
Open
60
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
041 (DIS)
P
33789
Open
20
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
042 (DIS)
P
33790
Open
20
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
043 (DIS)
P
33791
Open
20
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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