Constitutionalism Law&Pol II

Primary Number: X

ConStudies Number: CNST 50002

ConStudies CRN: 32406

Primary CRN: X

Instructor: Luke Foster

Day/Time: MW 12:30pm-1:45pm


Location: 1008 303 - Main Building 303

In "Constitutionalism, Law & Politics II: American Constitutionalism," we shall study fundamental texts of the American constitutional and political tradition in an attempt to answer questions such as: What is the purpose of government? What is the meaning of political equality? What is political liberty and how is it best secured? Since we lack the time for a comprehensive survey of American political thinkers, we shall examine select statesmen and critical historical periods, focusing on the Founding era, Lincoln and the slavery crisis, and the Progressive era and New Deal.