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Course Code: POLS630 Course ID: 3556 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course offers a perspective on the U.S. presidency that examines the institutional development while assessing the leadership behavior of office holders from George Washington through the present. Through reading, studying, and reflecting upon Presidential administrations and Presidential leadership styles, students will examine the development of the presidency and the role of the President in U.S. government and abroad.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
There are three evaluative components to this course: (1) eight Forum assignments (40% of total grade), (2) a mid-term essay exam (20%), (3) a research project (20%), and (4) a final essay exam (20%).
(1) Forums. There are eight weeks of forum discussion questions based on readings. For full credit and to facilitate the best learning environment please follow these guidelines.
Weekly Forum Guidelines:
(2) Mid-term Essay Exam. In Week 4, a mid-term essay exam consisting of 2 questions will be assigned. The mid-term exam represents 20% of your grade. Access to the mid-term exam is limited to Week 4 only.
(3) Research Project: Alternative Explanation for Presidential Actions. At the end of Week 7 (11:55 pm ET), your research project is due. This project represents 20% of your grade. Several milestones will be announced throughout the course to keep you on track.
(4) Final Essay Exam. In Week 8, a final essay exam consisting of 2 questions will be assigned. The final exam represents 20% of your grade. Access to the final exam is limited to Week 8 only.
Articles and journals assigned throughout the class.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.