Course Detail

Special Topics in American Politics



Gender and Politics satisfies a Social Scientific Thought distribution requirement (this topic only).

The content of this course changes from year to year. 


Spring 2017

Constitutional Police Procedure

This course introduces students to police procedure through the study of U.S constitutional law.  Relying on Supreme Court and lower federal court decisions that interpret clauses contained in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments, this course examines law enforcement liability, responsibility, and authority, as well as the constraints and requirements to surveillance, traffic stops, arrests, and searches and seizures.