POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 The Presidency: Cases and Controversies
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course studies presidential decisions that provoked intense legal and constitutional controversy. The presidency, either through expressed or implied powers in the Constitution or through historical practice, wields immense legal authority. Executive orders, legislation, foreign policy, and judicial nominations are means that presidents use to influence American jurisprudence and public policy. Drawing from political science, historical, and legal materials, we will cover debates over the rationales and legality of contentious executive decisions aimed to solve persistent national or international problems. The course explores, among other instances, “cases and controversies” arising from the President’s decision to detain U.S. citizens, to sanction electronic surveillance programs, to implement deferred action programs for undocumented persons, and to unilaterally initiate an armed conflict. The class will also ponder hypothetical situations to consider the scope and limitations of executive power in a given area.

This course is in the American subfield.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
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