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Number:PS214
Name:Rights and Roles of Citizens
Description:This course examines the various rights and political behavior of American citizens. Topics include civil rights and civil liberties, elections and voting, political parties, the media, and interest group politics.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every Spring Semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
This course was previously titled U.S. Government II

Course Objectives

Students will be able to: 1) describe how America's definitions of citizenship have changed over time; 2) formulate opinions on current debates over citizenship; 3) demonstrate awareness that interpretation of Constitutional rights is not straight-forward but involves a balancing of considerations; 4) describe major categories of Constitutionally-protected civil rights and liberties and some of the major cases in those categories; 5) describe standards informing the Supreme Court's interpretation of fundamental civil rights and liberties; 6) demonstrate awareness of current areas of Constitutional controversy.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $60 $0
S 2017 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $0 $10 $0
S 2017 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $0 $10 $0
S 2017 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $60 $0
S 2016 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2016 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2016 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2016 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2016 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $13 $10 $0
S 2016 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $68 $75 $0
S 2015 GOOD CITIZEN 9780872895386 DALTON 7 CQ Majewski $0 $16 $0
S 2015 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $13 $0 $0
S 2015 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $88 $0
S 2015 GOOD CITIZEN 9780872895386 DALTON 7 CQ Majewski $0 $16 $0
S 2015 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $13 $0 $0
S 2015 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $88 $0
S 2015 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 CQ Majewski $0 $88 $0
S 2015 GOOD CITIZEN 9780872895386 DALTON 7 CQ Majewski $0 $16 $0
S 2015 CITIZENSHIP:VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION 9780192802538 BELLAMY 8 OXF Majewski $13 $0 $0
S 2014 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2014 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2014 CONSTITUT.LAW...:RIGHTS,LIB...-TEXT 9781452226743 EPSTEIN 8TH 13 Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2013 Constitutional Law for a Changing America : Rights, Libertie 978-1-60426-515-6 Epstein, Lee 7TH 10 Congressional Quarterly Shaw $104 $78 $0
S 2013 Constitutional Law for a Changing America : Rights, Libertie 978-1-60426-515-6 Epstein, Lee 7TH 10 Congressional Quarterly Shaw $104 $78 $0
S 2013 Constitutional Law for a Changing America : Rights, Libertie 978-1-60426-515-6 Epstein, Lee 7TH 10 Congressional Quarterly Shaw $104 $78 $0
S 2012 In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action 0380717204 Ellen Alderman Shaw $0 $0
S 2012 Bowling Alone 0743203046 Robert Putnam Shaw $0 $0
S 2012 In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action 0380717204 Ellen Alderman Shaw $0 $0
S 2012 Bowling Alone 0743203046 Robert Putnam Shaw $0 $0
F 2011 Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in Amer 9780321121868 Rosenstone Longman Majewski $0 $0
F 2011 The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation Is Resh 978-1-60426-556-9 Dalton Revised CQ Press Majewski $0 $0
F 2011 GOOD CITIZEN 1-60426-556-6 DALTON RV CONG QUAR Majewski $25 $19
F 2011 MOBILIZATION, PARTICIPATI 0-321-12186-4 ROSENSTONE LONGMAN Majewski $67 $50
S 2010 ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN GO 0-205-66283-8 OCONNOR 9 LONGMAN Majewski $99 $74
S 2009 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE 0-534-63090-1 CUMMINGS 10 THOMSON LEARNING Madore $0 $0
S 2009 Points of View 9780073403908 Diclerico 11 McGraw Hill Madore $0 $0
S 2009 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE 0-534-63090-1 CUMMINGS 10 THOMSON LEARNING Southard $0 $0
S 2009 Points of View 9780073403908 Diclerico 11 McGraw Hill Southard $0 $0
S 2009 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE 0-534-63090-1 CUMMINGS 10 CENGAGE LEARNING Southard $149 $112
S 2009 POINTS OF VIEW 0-07-340390-3 DICLERICO 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING Southard $53 $40
S 2008 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE CUMMINGS 1 WAD Madore $129 $97
S 2008 POINTS OF VIEW DICLERICO 1 MCG Madore $53 $40
S 2008 KEEPING THE REPUBLIC THE BARBOUR 3 CQ PRESS Harper $78 $59
S 2007 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE 0-534-63090-1 CUMMINGS 10 THOMSON LEARNING Madore $119 $89
S 2007 POINTS OF VIEW 0-07-310681-X DICLERICO 10 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHI Madore $49 $37
S 2006 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE CUMMINGS 10TH 05 Madore $104 $78
S 2006 POINTS OF VIEW:READINGS IN AMER.GOVT... DICLERICO 9TH 04 Madore $43 $32
F 2005 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE CUMMINGS 10TH 05 Madore $83 $62
F 2005 POINTS OF VIEW:READINGS IN AMER.GOVT... DICLERICO 9TH 04 Madore $41 $31