Inside the American Presidency: The Biden Administration
- Cost: £90
- Credits: 5
After the upheaval of the Trump years, President Joe Biden and his team face extraordinary challenges in putting into place their domestic and international policy agenda. From addressing the stacked Supreme court, the invasion of the Capital building, continued denial of electoral legitimacy, changes to abortion rights, additional voting regulations, tension over migration, calls for racial justice in policing, climate change, a more emboldened China and the war in Ukraine, America has rarely been more divided or as challenged, internally and internationally. November 2022 brings mid-term elections which will be key to deciding Biden’s future direction, or not. How will he face down the provocations of a MAGA republican party and hold his own increasingly fractured party together? What kind of federal and state government can function together? What kind of leader will Biden be on the world stage?
Join this unique course to gain up-to-the-minute insights into the Biden Presidency and the challenges faced by the United States.
Whether you are interested in American history or politics, the balance of power in modern democracies, the presidential system of government, or current affairs in general, take this course to see the bigger picture of the dramatic events shaping the world’s largest democracy.
Over a series of talks our expert tutor will explain:
- the key current objectives of the Biden Administration
- the advantages and obstacles facing Biden in the context of contemporary American domestic politics
- key evidence from these events and historical perspectives and debates
You will also have the chance to discuss and reflect on what you learn with other students and the tutor in seminars
Choose this course if you want to learn:
- More about the political landscape in which President Biden operates, and how this affects his ability to put his stated policies into practice
- How the federal system, Congress and Senate interact with the white House to produce America’s domestic and international policy
Who is this course for?
Anyone new to studying history and interested in:
- The role of the presidency in governing the United States
- How President Biden has negotiated the political landscape of policy making in modern America
Five credits at SCQF 7 / Level 1.
These credits can contribute towards the attainment of Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education
Mode of study
This five-week course will be delivered online via 2-hour seminars led by a tutor over Zoom. Course materials will be provided via our online learning platform Moodle
- Can begin your study of history at university level
- contribute towards a Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education
Find out more
The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days