Courses & Programs

Civil Liberties [B]

COURSE CODE: POL 140

CREDITS: 3

An examination of the historical development and current legal status of civil liberties and civil rights in the United States. Inquiries include such major constitutional principles as the development of American federalism and the purpose of the separation of powers within the American national government, as well as the tension between majoritarian rule and individual rights, the tension between judicial review and democratic accountability, and the evolving meaning of the Bill of Rights.