Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 425 - Seminar: US Constitution


This seminar is a deep dive into the legal and political document at the foundation of the United States.  Working through the Constitution, from beginning to end, we will examine core debates around different provisions and amendments and evaluate the degree to which popular understanding of American democracy squares with the Constitution and its history.  Emphasis will be on how social, political, and historical forces interacted to influence the content of the document, its interpretation, and its place in the political and social life of the United States.