Summer 2023 Pre-College Prog: Constitutional Law PS0204 section 001

Constitutional Law

Call Number 10330
Day & Time
MTWRF 9:10am-11:00am
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Day & Time
MTWRF 1:10pm-3:00pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Paula Russo
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This is a course designed for students interested in law, government, and politics. It examines a wide range of contemporary issues subject to constitutional interpretation, introducing students to the constitution, the fundamental concepts of constitutional law, the role of the courts, and the legal limitations on governmental policy making.

Students discuss and analyze topics including separation of powers, federalism, freedom of speech, affirmative action, the death penalty, gun control, civil rights, and abortion. They are exposed to current constitutional challenges and are given the opportunity to explore the relationship between law and society.

Students develop skills that enable them to read and interpret Supreme Court decisions, which serve as the basis for class discussion. Debates and Moot Courts call on students to develop persuasive arguments in defense of their positions, thereby sharpening reasoning and analytical skills.

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 06/26-07/14 (K)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 24 students (24 max) as of 5:08PM Saturday, September 30, 2023
Status Full
Subject Pre-College Prog: Constitutional Law
Number PS0204
Section 001
Division Professional Studies & Special Pgrms: Pre-College Programs
Open To Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232COLA0204N001