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Approx. 19 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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University of California, Irvine

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome - Let's Get Started

1 hour to complete
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

1 hour to complete
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

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Lecture 7 (in the series) - Individual Liberties

5 hours to complete
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

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Lecture 8 (in the series) - Equal Protection

5 hours to complete
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

Week 4

4 hours to complete

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

4 hours to complete
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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