Law and Society in U.S. History OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level U.S. History Course on Constitutional Law by MIT

Published Feb 19, 2009

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'Law and Society in U.S. History' is offered as an online OpenCourseWare from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Students taking this class can learn about themes in Constitutional law and how the Constitution and its amendments have shaped American society. This undergraduate-level course is intended for students interested in Law, Public Policy and related fields.

Law and Society in U.S. History: Course Specifics

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Law and Society in U.S. History: Course Description

The 'Law and Society in U.S. History' OpenCourseWare covers topics including what law and the Constitution are, property and equality before the Civil War, and conservative and liberal Constitutionalism. This free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taught by Professor Christopher Capozzola. This course introduces students to Constitutional law from 1787 to the present with a focus on the issues of liberty, equality and property. It also examines the role the of Supreme Court on American politics. Students who are interested in the history of law, and those who plan on taking additional related courses will benefit from taking this undergraduate-level course.

Course materials include suggested readings, assignments and links to related resources. To learn more about the how law has shaped society visit the American law course page.

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