Providing a comprehensive understanding of American domestic politics, this unit explores the US system of government in detail and the ideas that underlie it. It will also examine the relationship between the President and the Congress, as well as presidential elections, and domestic issues such as race, inequality, law and order, and immigration policy.
Weeks 1-13, Semester 2, 2019
1 x 2 hour seminar per week
20% blog post (600 words)
20% seminar presentation and group paper
45% major paper (3000 words)
15% class participation
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George HW Bush may have been the most underrated US president since Harry Truman, and like the haberdasher from Missouri, probably deserves to be elevated in the judgement of history beyond contemporary assessment...