POLSCI 496 - Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics
Section: 004 Modern Debates in US Constitution
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior standing; primarily for seniors concentrating in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

What is the U.S. Constitution’s vision of politics, and how does this vision shape modern judicial controversies? In this course, we examine historical thought and modern jurisprudence in several areas of Constitutional law, such as federalism, the role of state governments, the separation of powers, private property, and the First Amendment. In each of these areas, we study historical accounts of Constitutional thinking. We compare and contrast these historical accounts with modern Supreme Court rulings in each of these areas. The goal of this course is not to cover a comprehensive history of constitutional law. Instead, we focus on examining how past Constitutional thought relates to modern jurisprudential arguments. Students will be expected to write papers that critically analyze Constitutional arguments, rather than simply recounting judicial rulings.

POLSCI 496 - Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
15004
Open
10
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
30418
Open
2
 
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W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
30421
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
30603
Open
2
 
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M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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