This discussion course will first analyze the transition from the 2016 presidential and congressional campaigns to the Inauguration. We will compare the 2017 presidential transition to a new administration with those of the past. We will be guided by events including the naming of the new Cabinet, the composition of new Congress, the new president's first State of the Union address and the first months of the new administration. I will prepare a weekly analysis to begin each session. Then we will turn to discussions guided by the comments and questions of the participants. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion.