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. Readings include primary documents, commentary and multidisciplinary scholarship. Writing assignments are weekly and varied.

Learning Outcomes:
(1) Become familiar with the history, principles, and daily workings of U.S. Constitutional Law
(2) Explore and present case study examples
(3) Engage Bennington's core capacities (Inquire, Research, Create, Engage, and Communicate)
(4) Successfully collaborate with others on a range of activities

Delivery Method: Fully remote
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 7:00PM - 8:50PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , CAPA , Day/Time Changes , Fully remote , History , Second Seven Week , Two Credit , Updates
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