Spring 2012 - 61995 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
The American Presidency
|Instructor(s):|| Buchanan, Bruce
|Day & Time:||T 12:30 - 3:30 pm|
|Waitlist Information:||For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information|
Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.
This course is cross-listed in the Government Department and the LBJ School, which reflects its theory-practice orientation. Course topics and readings offer an overview of the interdisciplinary field of presidency studies. The two broad questions that integrate the disparate topics covered are: (1) "How does the presidency work?" and (2) "What is presidential leadership and what makes it effective?"
The course has three aims:
- To provide a coherent introduction to the major literature on the presidency,
- to identify and address enduringly important questions about the institution and its central figure, and
- to sharpen student writing, deliberation and presentation skills.
This course is offered by the Government Department (GOV 381L.7 #38095)