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Political science 6

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Professor Paul M. Flor

Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States


 

Course Information:

This course introduces students to the study of civil rights and liberties based on current legislation and pertinent court decisions.  Emphasis will be placed on the First Amendment protections, rights of the defendant, and problems of minority groups facing discrimination.

Course Policies:

Completion of English 1A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, is strong recommended.  Tutors and instructional associates are available in the Learning Resource Center to help with writing assignments.

Attendance & class participation      20 points            400 – 350 points = A

Research essay                              120 points            349 – 300 points = B

3 Exams, 30 points each                  90 points            299 – 250 points = C

Midterm exam                                 50 points            249 – 200 points = D

Final exam (cumulative)                  120 points           199 or less points = F

Total                                              400 points


Assignments:

Read chapter One of textbook by February 28
Research Essay due May 18
Three Quizzes
Mid-term Exam scheduled March 28
Final Exam scheduled June 06

Handouts:

Outline of U.S. Constitution

Lectures:

Lecture 15 - Due Process Rights
Lecture 16 - Search & Seizure Cases

Lecture 17 - Right to Privacy 
Lecture 18 - Privacy Cases

Lecture 19 - Cases
Lecture 20 - Cases

Online Resources:

www.oyez.org

www.supremecourt.gov 


 
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