2019-2020 Catalog

POLS 244 Constitutional Law

This course provides an introduction to constitutional law and constitutional theory examining the ways in which the Constitution distributes power among the branches government in the American political system and limits the exercise of those powers. The course will also consider the role of the judiciary in creating legal and political boundaries for society. Throughout the semester this course will focus not only on legal doctrine but also on the broader intellectual and political context in which it evolves. Using constitutional law cases and moot courts the course will explore the role of the United States Supreme Court as a civil liberties policymaker and the process through which decisions are reached. Not open to frosh.


4 units


POLS 101

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity