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University of the South - Sewanee



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Easter Semester--2018
Mar 23, 2018
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POLS 338 - Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
This course examines Supreme Court cases related to equality: by situating cases within varying theories of constitutional interpretation, and by assessing the socio-political implications of those decisions. Civil rights are specific governmental provisions to secure individual entitlements, as exemplified by the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of "equal protection of the laws." Claims centering on race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability are examined, along with other claims of equality arising from the Fifteenth Amendment's prohibition of voting discrimination. The course emphasizes, above all, the political role of the judiciary. This course may not be taken by students who have taken POLS 332.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar

Social Sciences Division
Politics Department

Course Attributes:
African & African American Std, American Studies, Politics-Citizenship & Action, Politics-Identity-Diversity, Politics-Law and Justice, Political Science-American, Women's and Gender Studies

May not be assigned one of the following Student Attributes:     
      First-Year Reserve & Restrict

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