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. This 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: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Supreme Court Cases (various)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One short paper, a midterm, a long moot court assignment, and a final examination. Attendance at the moot court is mandatory.
|Instructor(s): Krupicka,Benjamin Thomas Times: ...W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 1||SO: 0||FR: X|
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