POLSCI 317 - Constitutional Law: Cases and Controversies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course explores major cases in U.S. Constitutional Law. The course introduces students to the method of briefing case law in order to evaluate whether a given decision either followed or departed from precedent. Such an investigation also affords students with an opportunity to ask whether constitutional materials supported the reasoning in a given decision. Drawing upon other disciplines like political science, history, economics, and psychology students will discuss how these decisions impacted the socio-cultural environment by influencing public opinion, labor practices, college admissions programs, race and gender relations. The so-called “Culture Wars” provides an array of “cases and controversies”, such as affirmative action, abortion, and gay rights, to help us explore these topics.

This course is in the American Politics Subfield.

Intended Audience:

Freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Class Format:


POLSCI 317 - Constitutional Law: Cases and Controversies
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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