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LAW 1006: Political and Civil Rights
Spring 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 3818

Course Description

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and policies of federal constitutional law regarding political and civil rights. (The course does not deal directly with the constitutional rights of the accused, which are addressed in courses on Criminal Procedure). Topics include race, gender, and sexual identity discrimination, the rights of non-citizens, voting and elections, freedom of association, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression. In addition, the course exposes students to the role of the Supreme Court of the United States in articulating constitutional protection for individual rights, and to the essentials of constitutional legal discourse.



Day/Time Location
M 5:30-7:20 PM Online Meeting

Course Details

  • Nancy Knauer
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality

Online Synchronous

Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial
  • Bias in the Law


Registration Info

Registration Notes

This course could fulfill the upper level serial writing requirement or Bias in the Law, but not both.


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0404 (Constitutional Law)

Book List/Materials