Investigation of the Supreme Court's interpretation of the First Amendment, rights of the accused, and the right to privacy. Prerequisite: POLS 021.
Lisa Holmes ()
Dates: May 18 - June 12, 2015; Prereq: POLS 021; Sophomores, Jrs and Srs only
This course is dedicated to the study of individual liberties protected in the U.S. Constitution?s Bill of Rights. Utilizing a case-method approach, we will concentrate on issues involving 1st and 2nd Amendment rights (freedom of speech and press, freedom of association, the establishment and free exercise of religion, and the right to bear arms), the right of privacy, and the rights of the criminally accused.
Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings. Classes will be conducted primarily in a lecture/discussion format, focusing specifically on the assigned readings. Students will be expected to participate regularly in class discussions on the assigned readings.
Course evaluation includes written exams/papers, unannounced quizzes on the course reading, and class participation.
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