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Sean Sutton

Department Chair
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-4620
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Sean Sutton

Department Chair
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

Education

B.Econ., University of Queensland (Australia); MA, Ph.D., University of Dallas

585-475-4620

Currently Teaching

POLS-599
1 - 3 Credits
A student may register for an independent study project subject to the approval of the faculty sponsor, student's department, the academic committee of the college of liberal arts and the dean of the college of liberal arts and providing that she or he has a minimum GPA of 2.7 at time of application. An independent study project is not a substitute for a course. It enables the interested student and his or her faculty sponsor to coordinate their efforts on subjects and topics that range beyond the normal sequence of course selection.
POLS-355
3 Credits
The fundamental proposition of this course is that political leadership makes a crucial difference in the life of a nation. The course will examine how leadership may serve as either a constructive or destructive force in the pursuit of some shared, national goal or purpose. The course will consider a diverse range of leaders and their respective styles and types of leadership. Each leader will be studied in terms of his or her historical context, the means and ends each employed in the pursuit of political goals, and the particular qualities both virtues and vices each embodied as a political leader.
POLS-310
3 Credits
This course examines the role of the Congress in American government. Topics studied include elections, party organization, committees, interest-group activities and executive-legislative relations.
POLS-425
3 Credits
A study of the Constitution of 1787 and the manner in which it was written. The focus of the course is on the way the people have, through the Constitution, delegated powers and responsibilities of government to the Congress, the President, the Courts and the States. Selected Supreme Court opinions will be considered to shed light on how the Constitution has been read and how thoughtful citizens might read it.

Select Scholarship

Full Length Book
Sutton, Sean D. and John Murley. The Supreme Court Against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. Print.