|Constitutional Law and the Bill of Rights
Note: This course is not open to students who have earned credit for Constitutional Law/Honors.
Should police be allowed to search a suspected terrorist's property without a warrant? Is affirmative action a form of racial discrimination? Should cross burning be protected as a legitimate form of free expression? Controversies surrounding freedom of expression, freedom of religion, discrimination and the rights of the accused are at the heart of this course about the operation, history and future of the Supreme Court and the Bill of Rights. Course work includes daily readings and regular tests. Research and analytical skills will be developed in small group and individual investigations that involve the evaluation of historical and contemporary sources including guest speakers. Students will present and defend their positions on constitutional issues and precedents in essays, a documented research paper, class discussions, panel presentations, debates and an appeals court hearing simulation.
for Constitutional Law and the Bill of Rights