Constitutional Democracy, Minor

Patricia Proctor

The minor in Constitutional Democracy, administered through the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, brings together different disciplines to study our Constitutional government and different perspectives related to our law and politics. It is designed to promote the study of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court, the legal application of the Constitution, and U.S. politics and governance. It is also focused on developing critical thinking skills and learning about subject matter useful in understanding the law. It includes courses that demonstrate the role of powerful forces in shaping the nature of our constitutional system over a long period of time and highlights the roles of some of America’s greatest leaders in this effort. In addition, this minor is particularly useful for students considering applying to law school after graduation, as it includes courses from a variety of disciplines that will be useful in the study of law.

The interdisciplinary minor in Constitutional Democracy is a 15-hour minor that requires students to take:

PSC 104 Bison image Am Natl Govt & Politics (CT)3
Select one of the following:3
Shapers and Definers
Politics in History
Constitutional Law
American Legal History
Phil of Politics & Power
Select three of the following:9
Comparative Politics (CT)
Amer Political Parties
Public Opinion and Propaganda
Black Politics
PSC 417
American Political Thought II
Women and Political Thought
American Political Thought I
Shapers and Definers
Politics of Confl & Rev
The American Judiciary
Power in American Society
Dictatorship & Democracy
Politics in History
Civil Rights & Liberties
Constitutional Law
The Political Novel
American Legal History
American Revolution
Am Civil War & Reconstruc
In Our Time-Am Since 1945
Intro Phil Ancient Period (CT)
Intro Phil Modern Period (CT)
Logic & Interpretation
Phil of History & Culture
Phil of Politics & Power
American Society
Social Class Power & Conflict
Race and Ethnicity
National Identity
Total Credit Hours15