UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

PA7376 - Presidential Decision Making

PA 7376 Presidential Decision Making (3 semester credit hours) This course examines how the presidency of the United States works. It investigates how a president uses his office and the executive branch that he oversees to meet what he believes are the expectations of the nation. Its readings and lectures include examination of the primary historical writing concerning the power of the president; analysis of the limits on this authority and discussion of the Supreme Court cases that have decided in specific cases what those limits are; and exploration of the structural and institutional tools the president has at his disposal to establish and implement national policy. (3-0) R