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Course Description:

Students in this course will learn about the history, structure, interpretation, and evolution of the American Constitution. Substantial portions of the course will be dedicated to the issues of constitutional rights, constitutional interpretation, the interplay between the American constitutional system and the environment, and major judicial decisions about how, when, and where certain parts of the Constitution are applicable. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the Constitution, students will also be expected to become better equipped to read and analyze court decisions.

This course partially meets the general education requirement in American History for all students, but fully meets the general education requirement in American History for students scoring 85 or above on the New York State Regents exam in United States History and Government.

NOTE: This course was previously offered as The United States Constitution: A Survey. Students, who completed 263344, cannot take The United States Constitution.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: American History-Partial

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Fall 1.

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