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Course Catalog

Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers

This course examines how the U.S. Constitution both empowers and limits the state and federal governments. Legal doctrines that define federalism, the separation of powers, the regulation of commerce and economic rights are examined through the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. These writings are used to understand the impact of the court on the nation’s social, economic and political systems. Prerequisites: POLI 130 or POLI 131 or instructor’s consent, sophomore standing. Fall semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0