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HIST556 - U.S. Constitutional History

Course Details

Course Code: HIST556 Course ID: 3514 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the origins, content, and judicial interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. The course involves study of the Supreme Court’s evolving decisions on such issues as States’ rights, civil rights, the Commerce Clause, Due Process in criminal and other proceedings, and protected freedoms (speech, religion, assembly, etc.) under the Constitution.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:America's Constitution: A Biography - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780812972726
Publication Info:Random House, Inc.
Author:Amar, Akhil
Unit Cost:$23.40
Book Title:The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
ISBN:9780786886203
Publication Info:Hachette Books
Author:Monk, Linda
Unit Cost:$20.39
Book Title:A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780156028721
Publication Info:Harcourt, October 2003
Author:Berkin, Carol
Unit Cost:$17.35
Book Title:46 Pages, Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence
ISBN:9780762418138
Publication Info:Running Press Adult
Author:Scott Liell
Unit Cost:$16.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.