State and Local Government: Past/Current Problems and Issues
This course examines how corruption and governmental scandals of the 19th and 20th century affected and continue to affect state and local governments politics, structure, ethical requirements and decision making. The course will concentrate on the history of New York City. Readings include materials on Boss Tweed, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, Jimmy Walker, Robert Moses, the fire at the Triangle Shirt Waist factory, police corruption, Edward I. Koch and others. Several short papers are required during the course. Grades will be based on papers and class participation.
This upper-level substantive course examines the effects of corruption and scandal on government.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Law Through a Different Lens – History and Humanities
Note: This is offered as a 2 credit and a 3 credit course. Check specific semester registration materials.