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

Spring 2006

GOV 312L • Issues & Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37630 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
BUR 106
BUCHANAN

Course Description

Fulfills second half of the legislative requirement for government. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. May be taken for credit only once. 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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