POLSCI 318 - American Constitutional Politics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Advisory Prerequisites:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Greene,Lawrence R

American constitutional law is such a complex subject that it could not be covered in an entire year of study. Therefore, it is my intention, this academic term, to limit the materials discussed in this class to those pertaining to Articles I through VII and portions of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States. Those constitutional materials cited herein pertain to the concepts of separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism and judicial review. A thorough understanding of these topics will enable the student to review and understand all other aspects of the Constitution. We will also spend a great deal of time this academic term discussing interpretations of cases, involving constitutional issues by the judiciary from the trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. Additionally, time will be spent examining opinions of these courts, having great political ramifications. Some of the cases to be discussed are: Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819), Luther v. Borden, 48 U.S. 1 (1849), Dred Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856), Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), Coleman v. Miller, 307 U.S. 433 (1939), Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), Brown v Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294 (1955) and Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186 (1962).

POLSCI 318 - American Constitutional Politics
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001 (LEC)
3POLSCI 111 or Jr>
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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