2019-2020 Catalog

RELS 347 Religious Liberty and the Law

An intensive review of landmark cases concerning the establishment and free exercise of religion clauses of the first amendment. We will study the history and varying interpretation of these clauses. Students will focus on mastering the arguments presented in landmark cases concerning sabbath observance religion and the schools ritual animal sacrifice ritual drug use and religious displays in public places among others. Open to juniors and seniors only.


4 units