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HIST556 - U.S. Constitutional History

 

This course examines the origins, content, and judicial interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. The course involves study of the Supreme Court’s evolving decisions on such issues as States’ rights, civil rights, the Commerce Clause, Due Process in criminal and other proceedings, and protected freedoms (speech, religion, assembly, etc.) under the Constitution.

 

Prerequisites

N/A

Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: America's Constitution (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources)
ISBN: 9780812972726
Publication Info: Random House, Inc.
Author: Amar, Akhil
Unit Cost: $23.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
ISBN: 9780786886203
Publication Info: Hyperion, February 2004
Author: Monk, Linda
Unit Cost: $20.39
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
ISBN: 9780156028721
Publication Info: Harcourt, October 2003
Author: Berkin, Carol
Unit Cost: $17.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: 46 Pages, Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence
ISBN: 9780762418138
Publication Info: Running Press
Author: Scott Liell
Unit Cost: $16.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A