Catalog 2021-2022

HIS 335 U.S. Constitutional History

This class broadly surveys the chronological span of U.S. Constitutional history, from the 18th century to the 1970s, studying Supreme Court decisions and dissenting opinions as primary documents that can be used to understand the past. Students will determine how relationships between people and legal regimes changed over time, and they will assess the ways that specific political, economic, social and cultural contexts affected the development of American constitutional thought, the role of the Supreme Court and the evolving relations between law and society.




One History survey course (HIS 102, HIS 103, HIS 202 or HIS 203)




fall semester.