May 18, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 336 - Rights, Liberties and Justice

4.00 credit hours
Introduction to civil liberties and civil rights. We will focus primarily on the decisions of the Supreme Court in areas of religion, speech, privacy, criminal procedure and discrimination. Along the way, we will discuss the historical development of constitutional civil rights and liberties and the politics of Supreme Court decision-making. Students will learn the major legal doctrines governing civil liberties and civil rights, as well as develop a better understanding of the process of Supreme Court decision-making.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 101  or POLS 203 .
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Science, U.S. Power Structures,
iCon(s): Challenging Inequity.

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