This course, the politics of civil liberties, introduces students to a uniquely American contribution (one that other Western democracies have freely emulated) to the practice of politics: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess against the state. Civil liberties is not, however, a course on law. It is, instead, a course in political science that has as its subject the relationship of law to some of the most fundamental questions of politics. Topics covered will include privacy, due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hamilton et al., THE FEDERALIST PAPERS
Kommers, Finn & Jacobsohn, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, 3rd edition (hardback or volume #2) ISBN 9870742563777
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One short paper, one long moot court exercise, and a final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at a moot court is mandatory. GOVT203 or GOVT 110 is a firm prerequisite.
|Instructor(s): Finn,John E. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 5||SO: X||FR: X|
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