PSC 314 Topics in Constitutional Law
This course explores the nature of the Constitution and the role of the Court in enforcing it by focusing on a particular controversial topic in constitutional law. What role should the Court play in helping resolve our most difficult and searing conflicts? Is the Constitution adaptable to such challenges? Past topics have included Civil Liberties in War and Peace, which explored how we treat those we fear most—suspected criminals, alleged enemies of the state, and those who criticize the government during wartime. Counts as an advanced course in American Politics. This course is offered in the spring semester 2012-2013.
Prerequisites: Political Science 111 or 313 or permission of the instructor