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PPLE 354 The American Presidency (4)

This course analyzes the development of the American presidency and its place in contemporary politics. The particular presidencies and themes studied will vary from year to year, but the course will typically investigate the empirical sources of presidential power, including the Constitution, individual political skill and leadership style, and historical circumstances. The course will also explore the development of presidential power and pose the normative question of whether modern presidents have too much or too little power.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: One 200 level PPLE course
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Ellis

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