Class on American Presidency Set at RVCC this Fall

Just in time for November’s presidential election, Raritan Valley Community College will be offering a new course on The American Presidency. The three-credit class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10-11:20 a.m., in the College Center (Room C0-10) at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus. The first class is set for September 1. To learn more about the course, contact Professor Glenn Ricketts at 908-526-1200, ext. 8372 or glenn.ricketts@raritanval.edu. For information about registration, including auditing options for seniors and others, contact Admissions, 908-526-1200 or visit www.raritanval.edu. The current presidential election year appears to be unlike any in American history. The course on the American Presidency, taught by RVCC Professor of Political Science Glenn Ricketts, will explore the manner in which presidents are elected, their constitutional obligations, and concepts of executive privilege. In addition, notable presidents and their terms of office will be examined to show how the office of the President has evolved. Past presidential elections will be compared to the current ones, demonstrating that controversy and outlandish behavior are not unique to the 2016 campaign. The results of the current election cycle also will be analyzed to see why one candidate was successful. Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.