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    • 21046-01
    • [The] Constitution: Philosophy, History, and Law
    • Ackerman
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option

    [The] Constitution: Philosophy, History, and Law (21046). 4 units. An inquiry into the foundations of the American Constitution, at its founding and at critical moments in its historical transformation--most notably in response to the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Movement. Philosophically speaking, do we still live under the Constitution founded by the Federalists, or are we inhabitants of the Second or Third or Nth Republic? Institutionally, in what ways are the patterns of modern American government similar to, and different from, those in post-Revolutionary (1787-1860) and post-Civil War (1868-1932) America? Legally, what is or was the role of constitutional law in the organization of each of these historical regimes? Through asking and answering these questions, the course will try to gain a critical perspective on the effort by the present Supreme Court to create a new constitutional regime for the twenty-first century. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PLSC 842b. B. Ackerman.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Mon)
    SLB - 124 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20207
    Exam: 5/01/2017 - 5/15/2017
    Questions available online
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    Length: 48 hour(s)