American Legal Constitutional History

About the Course:

Recommended Preparation: Hist 9 or WRIT 109HU

The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on the nation?s most significant social questions ranging from segregation to same-sex marriage and women?s work. Designed to put these and other decisions in proper context, this course covers U.S. legal history from the founding period to the present, with special attention to the evolution of legal conceptions of property, race and gender, civil rights, and criminal justice. Students must read critically and make arguments based on evidence.


A previous course in History or upper division standing.


View the course’s GauchoSpace page or the instructor’s page for documents: Steve Zipperstein   

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