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Course Code: POLS630 Course ID: 3556 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course offers a perspective on the U.S. presidency that examines the institutional development while assessing the leadership behavior of office holders from George Washington through the present. Through reading, studying, and reflecting upon Presidential administrations and Presidential leadership styles, students will examine the development of the presidency and the role of the President in U.S. government and abroad.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the historical evolution of the presidency.
  2. Examine the effects of the Progressive Era on the role of the president.
  3. Assess the power of the executive branch in relation to the legislative and judicial branches.
  4. Analyze presidential actions available to address a major policy issue.
  5. Judge whether the imperial presidency construct has been affected more by the actions of individual presidents or by growing US global prominence.
  6. Appraise the significance of the Vesting Clause in the Constitution.
  7. Critique presidential leadership in forming legislation.
  8. Generate an original hypothesis to explain relationships between presidential actions and historical events.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the historical evolution of the presidency.
  2. Examine the effects of the Progressive Era on the role of the president.
  3. Assess the power of the executive branch in relation to the legislative and judicial branches.
  4. Analyze presidential actions available to address a major policy issue.
  5. Judge whether the imperial presidency construct has been affected more by the actions of individual presidents or by growing US global prominence.
  6. Appraise the significance of the Vesting Clause in the Constitution.
  7. Critique presidential leadership in forming legislation.
  8. Generate an original hypothesis to explain relationships between presidential actions and historical events.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.