PSCI271 - CLASSIC AMER CONST LAW: Classic American Constitutional Law

This course explores the creation and transformations of the American constitutional system's structures and goals from the nation's founding through the period of Progressive reforms, the rise of the Jim Crow system, and the Spanish American War. Issues include the division of powers between state and national governments, and the branches of the federal government; economic powers of private actors and government regulators; the authority of governments to enforce or transform racial and gender hierarchies; and the extent of religious and expressive freedoms and rights of persons accused of crimes. We will pay special attention to the changing role of the Supreme Court and its decisions in interpreting and shaping American constitutionalism, and we will also read legislative and executive constitutional arguments, party platforms, and other influential statements of American constitutional thought.
Section 401 - LEC
MW 1000AM-1100AM
SMITH, ROGERS
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17
Section 402 - REC
W 1100AM-1200PM
WUEST, JOSEPH
PSYCHOLOGY LAB C41
Section 403 - REC
W 0200PM-0300PM
WOODWARD-BURNS, ROBINSON
WILLIAMS HALL 307
Section 404 - REC
W 0100PM-0200PM
WOODWARD-BURNS, ROBINSON
WILLIAMS HALL 2
Section 405 - REC
W 0300PM-0400PM
WOODWARD-BURNS, ROBINSON
CASTER BUILDING A8
Section 406 - REC
R 1030AM-1130AM
WUEST, JOSEPH
MCNEIL BUILDING 409
Section 407 - REC
R 1200PM-0100PM
WUEST, JOSEPH
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2N36

University of Pennsylvania
208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair