HIST173 The American Presidents (Experimental)

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST173 The American Presidents (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
The course is an examination of the character and personality of the forty-one men who have served as Chief Executive of the United States.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will learn how scholars have rated the United States Presidents, the issues of personality and leadership involved in these rankings, and how these leadership traits develop.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Close study of 30 presidents in 15 lectures.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Readings to include such works as:

    • James David Baker, The Presidential Character
    • Forrest McDonald, The American Presidency
    • Edward Pressen, The Log Cabin Myth

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable; New Core 8/2015