2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 220 The American Presidency

3 hours 

This course examines the American presidency covering topics including the evolution of the Executive Branch, the relationships the President has with the media and the public, and how the President interacts with the other branches of the federal government. A central theme of the course is presidential power. Students will learn how the actions of presidents throughout U.S. history have both expanded and contracted the power vested in the office.




ENG 101, and GOV 101 or POL 101 or permission of the section instructor