Topics in Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Primary Number: POLS 30068

ConStudies Number: CNST 30006

ConStudies CRN: 21606

Primary CRN: 21574

Instructor: Hall, Matthew

Day/Time: MW 2:00pm-3:15pm

Attributes: MPPE -Minor in Phil, Pol &Econ

Location: Jordan Hall of Science 322

This course explores topics in American constitutional law related to civil liberties and civil rights. The course employs a variety of instructional methods including Socratic method lectures, class debates, and moot court exercises in which students play the role of lawyers and justices arguing a Supreme Court case. Students will explore the social and political struggles that have shaped freedom and equality in the United States, including debates over protest, hate speech, pornography, religious freedom, gun control, abortion, race, gender, and homosexuality.