NPOL

3620

Comparative Constitutional Law

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Comparative Constitutional Law

Spring 2018

Taught By: Torres-Spelliscy, Glynn

Section: A

CRN: 5550

Credits: 3

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to different ways that modern democracies have organized themselves, and sought to address common questions. Indeed, as we will study, how a nation chooses to organize, structure and limit its government’s power is often a function of the cultural, social and legal history of the society itself. We will begin by exploring the nature of comparative constitutional law and the role of constitutional courts in defining the meaning of individual rights. Then we will analyze the various constitutional court decisions on fundamental rights, such as privacy, equality and freedom of speech and religion. We will then focus on abortion, sexual orientation, defamation and hate speech, and religion in public schools.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:21pm 4/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018