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Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)
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Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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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
2 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings
2 videos
Course Introduction2m
3 readings
Welcome Message10m
Course Overview10m
The Constitution of the United States of America10m
4 hours to complete

Lecture 1 - Why the Constitution?

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Creating a Federal Government14m
Allocating Power16m
The Bill of Rights19m
Why a Written Constitution?10m
1 reading
Recommended Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: Why the Constitution?20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Lecture 2 - The Federal Judicial Power

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 112 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Marbury v. Madison - Part 116m
Marbury v. Madison - Part 212m
Constitutional Limits on the Judiciary - Part 117m
Constitutional Limits on the Judiciary - Part 214m
Interpretive Limits on the Judiciary16m
Statutory and Political Limits on the Judiciary16m
1 reading
Recommended Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: The Federal Judicial Power18m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Lecture 3 - The Federal Legislative Power

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 130 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Commerce Clause - Part 114m
The Commerce Clause - Part 217m
The Commerce Clause - Part 320m
The Tax and Spend Power of Congress11m
The Post Civil War Amendments - Part 117m
The Post Civil War Amendments - Part 216m
State Limits on Federal Legislative Power15m
1 reading
Recommended Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: The Federal Legislative Power18m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Lecture 4 - The Federal Executive Power

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
When Can a President Act? - Part 215m
Administrative Agencies13m
Foreign Policy - Part 115m
Foreign Policy - Part 27m
1 reading
Recommended Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: The Federal Executive Power14m

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