2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AJS 290 - Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights


Description: Introduction to the United States and Arizona Constitutions from the integrated social science perspectives of history, geography, and government. The United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. Includes the impact of U. S. Supreme Court opinions and Arizona Supreme Court opinions on the history and development of civil liberties and civil rights, particularly as they pertain to the administration of justice and law enforcement.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitutional guarantees for civil liberties and civil rights
  2. Constitutional interpretation and judicial review
  3. Landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinions
  4. AZ Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitution on the administration of justice and law enforcement
  5. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the application of the privileges of immunity, due process and equal protection clauses
  6. Basic tenants of the Arizona Constitution

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the key provisions of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution that pertain to civil liberties and civil rights. (1)
  2. Explain various competing theories of constitutional interpretation and judicial review. (2)
  3. Analyze U.S. Supreme Court case law. (3)
  4. Explain landmark US and AZ Supreme Court rulings on civil liberties and civil rights. (3)
  5. Describe the impact of key Supreme Court opinions on the administration of justice and law enforcement, including Miranda rights, the exclusionary rule, search and seizure, right to counsel, trial by jury, and double jeopardy. (4)
  6. Identify the key provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment and the privileges of immunity, due process and equal protection clauses. (5)
  7. Explain competing theories of incorporation of the Fourteenth Amendment. (5)
  8. Describe the basic tenants of the Arizona constitution. (6)