The American Presidency

POL 3120 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Studies the president of the United States of America, the most powerful individual in the world. Discusses the power of and limitations on the office, the presidential electoral process, the president’s many constituencies, and the differing styles of presidents throughout history. Examines the constitutional and extra-constitutional powers of the office and studies presidential leadership styles. Topics include the relationships among the three branches of government, the bureaucracy, and the media.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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