Summer Session 1 Add/Drop ends at 9:00PM EST on Friday, 5/24

Special Topics- Strategies for Governing


Why is it so hard to run a country, and why is American politics so fraught today? This course examines the strategies that are used by national leaders to achieve national security, internal order, prosperity and justice. We consider why strategy-making is difficult, and the processes by which leaders design, implement and revise their strategies for governing. We begin with a comparative and historical view of the subject, and end with a focus on challenges in modern-day American governance.

Summer 2018


Base cost: $1422 ($474/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: July 9, 2018
  • End date: August 17, 2018
  • Last day to add: July 13, 2018
  • Last day to drop: July 13, 2018
  • Last day to withdraw: July 27, 2018
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