GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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?