Public and International Affairs

Fall 2016 Featured Courses

With the 2016 presidential election in full swing, the Public and International Affairs department is featuring some great courses that will surely spark great discourse and intellectual thinking.

The American Chief Executive

Hillary Clinton Donald Trump 

  • This class is offered in the Fall 2016 semester.  Visit Seanet to Check out the dates and times.

Open to undergraduate students, The American Chief Executive course (PLS 309) will discuss the evolution of the American presidency and numerous dimensions of presidential politics.  Current events will be analyzed as well as other aspects of the presidency: 

  • What are the president's constitutional powers and how do these powers compare with the president's role in society?
  • How do presidential elections work?
  • What is the president's role in the legislature? The bureaucracy? In foreign policy?
  • How does the president interact with media?
  • How should presidents be evaluated?

For more information please contact Dr. Aaron King at kinga@uncw.edu

Campaigns and Elections

Vote USA

  • This class is offered in the Fall 2016 semester.  Visit Seanet to Check out the dates and times.

Open to undergraduate students, The Campaign and Elections course (PLS 205) will focus on the electoral arena, nominations, campaigns, and the election (specifically this presidential race). 

For more information please contact Dr. Ben Taylor at taylorjb@uncw.edu