HIST 152 Spring 2015 The Fourteenth Amendment and the Meanings of Equality (D) (W)

Cross Listed as WGSS152
For more than a century, the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has served as the principal touchstone for legal debates over the meaning of equality and freedom in the United States. This course explores the origins of the 14th Amendment in the years immediately following the Civil War, and examines the evolution of that amendment's meaning in the century that followed. Central themes in this course include the contested interpretations of "due process," "privileges and immunities," "equal protection," and "life, liberty or property"; the rise, fall, and rebirth of substantive due process; and the battles over incorporating the Bill of Rights into the 14th Amendment. We will pay particular attention to how debates over the 14th Amendment have shaped and been shaped by the changing meanings of racial and gender equality, and how the 14th Amendment has transformed the promise and experience of American citizenship.
Class Format: discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class discussion, three short analytical papers, and a final research paper
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Prerequisites: first-year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, and then to sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada,JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 3189
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HIST 152 - 01 (S) SEM Fourteenth Amendment (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Sara L. Dubow
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM 3189 Closed
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