2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 323 - Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights


A study of current American conceptions of civil liberties, including the judicial policy-making role of the Federal Courts in developing modern constitutional doctrines concerning the Bill of Rights, the 14th Amendment and important recent civil rights legislation. The course concentrates on these topics: freedom of speech, press and assembly; racial and ethnic equality; women’s rights; criminal justice and police procedures; obscenity and pornography; rights to privacy and freedom of personal lifestyle; voters’ rights and political equality; and such new constitutional frontiers as abortion, gun control, gay liberation and capital punishment.
Lecture
Credits: 3
Offered in Alternate Years