Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Study of selected areas of politics and economics not available in the regular curriculum. See course listed below.
This course examines American political leadership through the use of political biographies of U.S. presidents and other significant personalities as they interact with great political events to better understand what is entailed in political leadership. Course includes readings from political biographies such as Edmund Morris's Theodore Rex ; Doris Kerns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln ; David McCullough's John Adams and Truman ; Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson ; Lou Cannon's President Reagan: The Role of a Life ; and others.