Title: The American Presidency (790:306:B6)

Instructor: Mark Major

Instructor’s E-mail: majormgm@gmail.com

Dates, Times, Location: Summer I (05/31/11-07/08/11); Tuesday and Thursday 6-9:40pm; Scott Hall #116

Office Hours: By appointment

Synopsis: The American Presidency matters. The executive is one of the most important features of the US national political system and also the most poorly understood. This course will critically examine the origins, development, and powers of the presidency and its relevance to politics and society. Themes will center on the institutional powers of the presidency operating in a system of checks and balances