Substantial Writing Component
Class limited to 35 students.
This course will explore in depth major contemporary civil liberties themes, such as religious exercise, free speech, search and seizure, criminal procedure, capital punishment, right to privacy, equal protection (race, gender, and sexual orientation), due process, and disabilities rights. The course will study the legal principles involved in these civil liberties themes, as well as the historical, social, and cultural contexts and milieus in which they have arisen as issues in American society. Many of the topics have great relevance in post-9/11 America, especially in light of the Patriot Act.
Optional fee of $12 for non-UT students for use of the Undergraduate Writing Center
Official UT Course Description: Intensive study of various aspects of law and the legal system. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Prerequisites: Completion of 24 college credit hours, including six semester hours of lower-division government.