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Constitutional LawClass Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022Catalog Number:
4 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
First-Year Courses - Enrollment is limited to first-year students
An introduction to American constitutional law, with an emphasis on U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The course will explore various methodologies of constitutional interpretation and modes of constitutional analysis. Topics covered include the role of the judiciary in reviewing acts of the political branches of government; the separation of powers and relations among the three branches of the federal government; the powers of the national government and federalism-based limits on Congress and the states; and individual constitutional rights.