2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

POLS 34438 Civil Liberties

Investigates the legal and political context influencing the exercise of fundamental rights. It is a study of the lines that must be drawn by a democratic society as it attempts to reconcile individual freedom with the rights of the community. In so doing it examines the way in which the U.S. Constitution, as judicially interpreted, has shaped the American concepts of civil liberties (outside the realm of criminal law) and civil rights. (S, odd years)