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Daniel Bennett
TPOL S 320
Tacoma Campus

American Constitutional Law

Covers fundamental principles of U.S. Constitution with emphasis on current and future controversial issues such as sex and race discrimination, free speech including the entertainment industry, privacy rights, rights of the criminally accused, Roe v. Wade, and separation of church and state. Discusses significant Supreme Court cases.

Class description

Covers cases involving the Bill of Rights, and the 14th Amendment. Heavily focused on Supreme Court cases, including the political and historical contexts in which they were decided.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Midterm and final examinations (not cumulative); final paper, responding to previously-announced questions; several case briefs, designed to acquaint students with the process of successfully "briefing" court cases.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Daniel Bennett
Date: 01/27/2014