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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSC 302LEC - Protecting Civil Liberties

This course analyzes the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States produced by the Justices in cases regarding fundamental civil liberties. This course will focus largely on case law and constitutional outcomes of cases involving freedoms of speech, religion, press, and of the criminally accused. This course seeks to familiarize students not only with the Supreme Court opinions that have shaped laws in this country, but also to examine the context in which these decisions were reached, and how the Justices arrived at their conclusions. Not only will the decisions themselves be looked at, but so will the political environment in which they were made. This course is the same as SSC 302 , and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

Credits: 3

Graded (GRD)

Typically Offered:

This course is designed for students with at least the status of sophomore. It is recommended that students should have completed either PSC 101  or PSC 215  before taking this course.