Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

POL4410 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (3)

This course integrates the major cases and issues of constitutional law with the deep political and moral questions that citizens care about: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, privacy rights, substantive due process, and racial and gender equality. Throughout the course, students are asked to examine seminal United States Supreme Court cases and commentary by political theorists, moral philosophers, and historians writing on these issues. In the process, students explore the various philosophical and constitutional tensions underlying each civil right and liberty. (Online)