Constitutional Law

Course #:

GOVT

5-521

Division:

Humanities

Department:

Government

Suggested Age:

15-18

Prerequisites:

Completion of government class or concurrent enrollment in government, exceptions will be made for students with extensive debate or moot court experience or students who are significantly advanced.

Constitutional Law

Course Description:

Taught every other year alternating with Foreign Policy.


Process

This course teaches the fundamentals of Constitutional Law through analysis of Supreme Court decisions. Particular attention will be focused on judicial philosophy and the doctrine of original intent.


This is a highly interactive course. During the class students will participate in debate, discussions, case studies and simulations. Students should expect to spend three hours a week preparing for the course. Each week students will be assigned readings and will be expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings.

Curriculum/Materials: