Focusing on interpretations of a document that remains an important part of American life, this unit will examine how the Constitution has dealt with issues such as same-sex marriage; the Watergate crisis; civil rights in the 1960s and McCarthyism.
Taught in Semester 1, 2018
1 x 2 hour class per week
10% class participation
10% oral presentation
10% short paper (1000 words)
20% long paper (3000 words)
50% open book written exam (2 hours)
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