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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
45 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
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. 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 Core Learning Goals:

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

    Readings to include such works as:
    1. James David Baker, The Presidential Character
    2. Forrest McDonald, The American Presidency
    3. Edward Pressen, The Log Cabin Myth
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Available upon request to the Social and Behavioral Science Department

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