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POLI 3355 Seminar: Religion and the Constitution (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar will explore the constitutional issues arising out of the relationships among religion, government, and public life in the United States. Our reading and discussions will focus on the principal decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that provide the foundation for contemporary interpretations of the Constitution's guarantees of the non-establishment and free exercise of religion. We will consider what religious liberty might best be understood to mean and how U.S. constitutional law operates to protect religious liberty. The requirements for the seminar include careful preparation for each of the weekly seminar sessions, constructive contribution to the seminar discussions, a mid-term exam, and a final paper.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Gregory A. Kalscheur, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is class restricted to juniors and seniors.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17