POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 005 Campaigns and Elections
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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
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Note: Students who took POLSCI 489 "Politics of Latinidad" in Fall 2017 will not be permitted to take this class.
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Frank Luntz - Words that Work What Americans Really Want, Really
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