2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 296 - Special Topics in American Politics: Capstone Seminar

Focus changes with each offering, depending on faculty interest. A past topic was “Politics of Rich and Poor.” Open to juniors and seniors only or by Permission. May be repeated for credit twice (topics must be different).

Spring 2015 Topic:American Constitutional Development
This seminar is a chance to think critically about American constitutions in state and nation. The United States was the first country to draft a written constitution as the fundamental law, and we take it for granted that there is a foundational document containing the structure of the government and protections of our individual rights.  State constitutions have also played an essential role in shifting ideas about democracy and in changing political conditions.  Together we will critically examine American constitutional development and its effects over time on the contours of our political ideas and institutions.



Anticipated Terms Offered: PERIODICALLY