The U.S. Constitution: Amendments and Updates (HIS2141.02)

Eileen Scully

The United States Constitution is an “invitation to struggle,” an arena and set of principles for unending battles between irreconcilable visions of freedom, well-being, consent, obligation, and community. Far from enshrining answers, it defends questions. Battles over constitutional interpretation and amendment have been battles to open or close core questions. In this seven-week seminar, we examine these battles at close range.  We also delve into ongoing projects to “globalize” the U.S. Constitution. Readings include primary documents, commentary and multidisciplinary scholarship. Writing assignments are weekly and varied.
This course meets the second seven weeks of the term.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 2:10pm -4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
This course is categorized as All courses, CAPA, Second Seven Week, Two Credit, 2000, History, Eileen Scully, and tagged , , , .