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POLI 2360 Seminar: Rights in Conflict (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines disputes over the meaning of liberty and equality in the American context. Topics include freedom of speech and religion; school desegregation and affirmative action; and constitutionalism and emergency powers. Readings include The Federalist, Mill, Tocqueville, and court opinions. The course stresses class discussion and writing short papers.

Instructor(s): R. Shep Melnick

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This seminar is primarily for sophomores. Juniors admitted with departmental permission, provided there is an open seat in the course.

Last Updated: 07-Feb-18