2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

GOVT 310 - The U.S. Supreme Court

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): GOVT 240  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

Gay marriage. The death penalty. Abortion. Heath care. Cell phone privacy. The U. S. Supreme Court has heard cases on all of these topics in recent years, and its decisions ultimately touch the lives of all Americans. In this class we will study the Supreme Court’s place in the U.S. legal system. We will examine landmark Supreme Court decisions as well as major recent decisions. This class is geared not only toward anyone who is interested in the law or government service but also towards anyone interested in working or being informed about the biggest issues of the day.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Comprehend and understand several landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases and the impact these cases have had on shaping the laws in the United States as well as social makeup of the United States.   
  2. Critically analyze several landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases in detail.   
  3. Argue for or against the decision of the U.S Supreme Court in the cases examined.