The American Constitution

GOVT-220

Fall Semester Seminar with Spring Research Project and Symposium, GenEd area 4

This course focuses on the major aspects of American constitutional law and development: the separation of powers in the American political system; the distribution of power between the federal government and the states; government power to regulate economic and property interests; and development of civil rights and liberties. Some of the most important decisions the Supreme Court has made across the spectrum of constitutional law are examined, and the relationship between law, politics, and society is also explored.

From the Professor- Gregg Ivers

How does your University College section of this course differ from a non-University College section?

The UC course will feature a weekly, Wednesday lab and a spring semester research project.

How do your Wednesday labs tie into the academic content of your course?

Students will visit organizations and government agencies that engage the constitutional questions highlighted in the course.

 

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