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[Modern Presidents] [Presidential Elections] [Election Maps, by County] [Presidents and Congress] [Renka's Home Page]
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THE MODERN PRESIDENCY
UI320-01, Spring 20
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Professor Russell Renka
rdrenka@semo.edu

This course addresses the modern American presidency from an interdisciplinary standpoint.  Using chronological coverage of the 13 modern presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to the 2010 Barack Obama Administration, the class combines history, political science and speech communication to gain insight into the great power and impact of this institution.  In many respects presidential history is modern American history.  We cover the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, the postwar American economic boom, the civil rights upheaval and Vietnam in the 1960's, Nixon and Watergate, the dip and restoration of presidential power with Reagan, the divided government era of Bush and Clinton, the bizarre election of 2000, and George W. Bush in the post-Cold War terrorism/wartime climate since 9/11/2001.  The presidency is also a preeminent rhetorical office, a major contributor to the brief list of memorable and enduring American speeches.  Changes in the rhetorical presidency are quite direct reflections of the communications revolution.  And not least, the president is a politician at the heart of a democratic political system.  The office's political standing is a window to understanding the fundamental character of American public life.
(University Studies course)

Prerequisite: Sophomore level or higher standing at Southeast

Course Requirements: Of course you'll need a PC with internet access and capacity to run recent browsers capable of multimedia applications.  You'll also need to use your Southeast e-mail address and electronic access to Kent Library.

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[UI320 Index] [UI320 Syllabus - Spring 2010] [Timeline of Modern Presidents] [Renka's Presidency Links]
[Modern Presidents] [Presidential Elections] [Election Maps, by County] [Presidents and Congress] [Renka's Home Page]
[Gradebook] [Forum] [UTest] [Drop Box] [Department] [Southeast Missouri State University]

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