Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
POLS 3209 U. S. Constitutional Law
This course provides students with an in-depth discussion and case history of the origins, development, and evolution of the U.S. Constitution, focusing in particular upon such themes as the structure and powers of the United States government, as well as civil rights and liberties provisions. The course will include analysis of defining features of the American constitutional system such as the separation of powers, federalism, The Bill of Rights, and judicial review. The influence of U.S. Supreme Court membership and the role of other organized interests in interpreting constitutional rights will be considered.