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Fall Term 2017 TOP: BUSINS, GOVT & SOCIETY - 5946 - GOVT 204
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Catalog Description : This course explores a topic in American politics, comparative politics, international politics, political theory, or another government subfield which is not addressed by the Government Department's regular course offerings.

Topic for Fall 2017: Food Politics and Culture
An examination of food-related issues in the US and UK, including the challenges of feeding cities, environmental and cultural dimensions of food choices, and questions about the role of government. Course themes will be developed through reading, site visit and conversations with advocates, as well as shopping, eating and cooking to explore London’s food history and diversity. Open to students attending the London Centre only.



Topic for Fall 2017: Presidents and Prime Ministers--Political Leadership in the U.S. and U.K.
Examines the roles, powers, and constraints that define the top offices in the US and British political systems and profiles selected occupants with an eye toward understanding each position, each system, and political leadership more generally. We will compare constitutional and historical circumstances of leadership in the American and British systems, as well as personal traits and strategic thinking of several presidents and prime ministers. Open to students attending the London Centre only.



Topic for Fall 2017: Business, Government and Society
This course focuses on the interactions between business, government, and society at large. Special attention will be paid to the role of global corporations (such as EXXON, Google, Goldman Sachs), governmental regulation of business, trade-offs between internet freedom and national security, and human/labor rights issues.



Attributes: Social Science Div GER (01cr), BM Social Science (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Fall Term 2017

Instructors

David E. Duncombe

Course

GOVT 204

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: BUSINS, GOVT & SOCIETY

Final Exam

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 03:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

CRN

5946

Status

Active

Class Time

09:00-10:50 TR BRIG 206

Start-End Date

Sep 11, 2017-Nov 21, 2017

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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Maximum

Number registered

Enrollment:

Unlimited

9