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Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

45%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

The Constitution and Three Branches of Government

6 videos (Total 67 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Class 2: Creating the Constitution11m
Class 3: Interpreting the Constitution10m
Class 4: Article I: Legislative Branch11m
Class 5: Article II: Executive Branch11m
Class 6: Article III: Judicial Branch8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on the Constitution and three branches of government20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Amendments and the First Amendment

6 videos (Total 58 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Class 8: The Reconstruction Amendments9m
Class 9: The Progressive Amendments9m
Class 10: Freedom of Speech11m
Class 11: Free Exercise of Religion Clause8m
Class 12: Establishment Clause9m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on the amendments and First Amendment20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Criminal Procedure and Federalism and Nationalism

6 videos (Total 60 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Class 14: The Fifth Amendment - The Right to Remain Silent8m
Class 15: The Sixth Amendment - The Right to Counsel/Trial by Jury10m
Class 16: The Second Amendment11m
Class 17: The Ninth and Tenth Amendments10m
Class 18: The Civil War and Reconstruction11m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on criminal procedure and federalism and nationalism20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

The Fourteenth Amendment and Modern Controversies

6 videos (Total 71 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Class 20: Women’s Equality and Abortion10m
Class 21: Sexual Orientation10m
Class 22: War Powers15m
Class 23: Campaign Finance9m
Class 24: Health Care Reform12m
1 practice exercise
Quiz on the Fourteenth Amendment and modern controversies20m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases

By SJJul 22nd 2017

Professor does a great job and in explaining the complexities. He does not take any partisan stand and does a great job and giving prominence to all sides of the argument. Enjoyed the course throughly

By DGDec 11th 2016

This is a great introductory or refresher course. Everything is put forth in an easy-to-understand concept. It was beneficial to me to compare key cases and how society affected them. Thank you.

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About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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