POLI 383 Courts and Social Policy

Examines role of the Supreme Court and other courts in the shaping of public policies in such areas as school systems in desegregation cases, mental hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes. The course will choose from current cases involving major social policy issues such as abortion, prayer in public schools, affirmative action, and capital punishment in order to illustrate the dramatic and controversial role of the courts, especially the Supreme Court, in the shaping of policies in America.




POLI 276


Every other year