GOV 357M • Civil Liberties
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
This seminar will concentrate on selected topics about civil liberties in America. Topics will include: freedom of religion; free speech; abortion and privacy; racial and gender discrimination; the death penalty; and justice in times of war. Readings will primarily be drawn from court cases but assignments will also include readings from classical and contemporary political theorists.
Midterm paper (7-10 pages): 25% Final term paper (20 pages): 50% Participation/Attendance: 25%
Sullivan and Gunther, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Foundation Press/Thomson/West) John Stuart Mill, ON LIBERTY (Hackett pb) Isaiah Berlin, Four Essays on Liberty (Oxford pb) Cohen, Marshall, RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF ABORTION (Princeton pb)