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Spring 2017-2018
* FRS 110 (SA)   na, npdf

War, National Security, and the Constitution

Michael S. Paulsen

This seminar will examine the constitutional law of war, national security, foreign affairs, and individual liberties in historical and contemporary settings. The seminar will serve as an introduction to the fascinating field of constitutional law generally, and as applied in the specific context of some of the most important, difficult, and divisive questions of constitutional law and policy in our nation's history and present experience - questions of war, peace, international affairs, and national power. The class will be conducted in a "Socratic" discussion format.

Sample reading list:
Michael Stokes Paulsen & Luke Paulsen, The Constitution: An Introduction
John Witt, Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History

Reading/Writing assignments:
Evaluation will be based on a combination of class participation and discussion (20%), four two-page papers throughout the course of the term (40%), and a take-home final consisting of two four-page essays drawn from a choice of questions (40%).

Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates Only.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43538 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   1976 Hall   026   Enrolled:14 Limit:15