TPOL S 320
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.
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
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.