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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome - Let's Get Started

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1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Welcome Message10m
Course Overview20m
The Constitution of the United States of America40m
1 hour to complete

Lecture 6 (in the series) - The Structure of the Constitution's Protection of Individual Liberties

How are individual rights protected? In this module we’ll take a look at three of the structures that protect our individual liberties: the state action doctrine, the application of the bill of rights to the states, and the levels of scrutiny principle....
3 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
The State Action Doctrine & Bill of Rights15m
The Levels of Scrutiny7m
1 reading
Recommended Reading30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: The Structure of the Constitution's Protection of Individual Liberties10m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Lecture 7 (in the series) - Individual Liberties

What rights are enumerated in the Constitution? How has the court's understanding and protection of these rights evolved? In this lecture we'll become familiar with the rights that are both specifically enumerated and implied by the text of the Constitution....
8 videos (Total 127 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Economic Liberties & Privacy - Part 113m
Privacy - Part 215m
Privacy - Part 322m
Privacy - Part 412m
The Right to Vote17m
Additional Rights14m
Substantive and Procedural Due Process15m
1 reading
Recommended Reading30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Individual Liberties10m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Lecture 8 (in the series) - Equal Protection

In this module we’ll examine how equal protection has been applied to different suspect classifications such as race, gender, citizenship, and more. In addition, we will consider how the court has used levels of scrutiny in order to determine when the government can permissibly discriminate based upon suspect classifications....
7 videos (Total 111 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Racial Discrimination - Part 115m
Racial Discrimination - Part 218m
Racial Discrimination - Part 314m
Racial Discrimination - Part 416m
Sexual Discrimination15m
Other Forms of Discrimination17m
1 reading
Recommended Reading30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Equal Protection10m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Lecture 9 (in the series) - The First Amendment: Expression

Why is freedom of speech protected as a fundamental right? What is its importance? In this module we’ll review four possible answers to this question. We’ll also examine the basic principles that guide the Supreme Court’s methodology when examining questions of free speech. Finally, we’ll take a look at the types of speech that have not been traditionally protected and the limitations that can be imposed on where protected forms of speech can be exercised....
4 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
The Methodology of Free Speech Protection (continued)17m
Unprotected Speech21m
Where Can Free Speech Be Exercised?11m
1 reading
Recommended Reading30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: The First Amendment: Expression10m
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By LSDec 12th 2018

Very informative and told in a very easy way. The professor is excellent to show examples and explain points so the meaning of the Constitution becomes less difficult to understand

By MFDec 30th 2018

I was incredibly excited to be able to study the Constitution of the United States, and I am so humbled to be able to do so!

Instructor

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Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law
School of Law

About University of California, Irvine

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