Undergraduate Courses

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Summer 2024 and Fall 2024

3815. United States Constitutional Dictatorships

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed POLS 2998 or POLS 2998W when offered as "Constitutional Dictatorship"

Grading Basis: Graded

An evaluation of America’s founding Constitution as an anti-democratic text that can be interpreted to enable a dictatorship. Political theories and constitutional interpretations of democracy and dictatorship. Examination of case studies that document how dictatorial interpretations of the Constitution have been used to legitimate the oppression of various groups of people, including women and people of color.