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HIST 120
American Presidency


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
A historical and analytical examination of the Executive Branch of the United States government. Primary areas of emphasis include: leadership styles of each President, evolutionary changes in the power of the office, and the consequences of each on the country. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both HIST 120 and POLS 120.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history/practices of the Executive Branch.
  • Research and define the role of the Executive Branch within the U.S. political system.
  • Categorize and explain the various roles of the President.
  • Assess the role of the President's Cabinet and Advisors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the leadership styles of all the Presidents.
  • Analyze the effects of past Presidents/Administrations on the United States.
  • Critically interpret and compare past President's/Administration's interactions with other countries.

  • Course Topics
  • Examination of the structure of the American political system
  • Examination of the Executive Branch
  • Historical overview of the power struggle between the branches of government
  • Brief analysis of leadership styles
  • Examination of the individual Presidents & their administrations
  • Historical analysis of the cause/effect relationship of Presidential decisions (domestic & foreign)

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HIST 120
    Fall 2012
    9666
    Ricardo Chavez
    HIST 120
    Fall 2012
    8023
    Joe Cooke
    HIST 120
    Fall 2004
    1260
    James Peitersen


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.