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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2004

GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34920 MW
F
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
WAG 101
RLM 7.124
Buchanan

Course Description

Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. This course is organized into three parts and are associated lecture topics, all in pursuit of goals identified during the first lecture. A. Presidential Models: How do past presidents (and national experience and changing circumstances) influence the way an incumbent chief executive performs and is judged? B. Current Presidential Mission: What is the president's "job description," and how can we tell if an incumbent is performing well? C. Evaluating Presidential Candidates: What are the reasons for preferring one presidential candidate to another?

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