Dec 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 453 - The Constitution and War

Americans like to believe that the Constitution is a constant–in effect during times of peace and during times of war. The truth is more complicated. If history is our guide, the Constitution has been far more “flexible” in times of was than most Americans would like to admit. This class examines how the nation and its presidents have applied the Constitution during times of extreme crisis.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges facing policy makers when balancing freedom and security in times of war and crisis.
  • Compare and contrast the American policies during the “War on Terror” with policies during previous wars and crises.
  • Differentiate between legal and political solutions to security crises over time.
  • Identify and understand major shifts in policy regarding civil liberties in times of war or crises.
  • Apply knowledge of war time civil liberties law to current events and topics.

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