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Maricopa County Community College District
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Pos 223 - Civil Rights
Civil Rights Documents

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Civil Rights SYLLABUS http staff gc maricopa edu tmcclory cr htm Course POS 223 3628 Spring 04 3 credits MWF 9 00 9 50a Glendale Community College Instructor Toni McClory Telephone 623 845 3730 Email toni mcclory gcmail maricopa edu The best way to reach me Office 05 135 same building as bookstore Office hours MWF 8 9a MW 11 12 TR 11 12 other times by appointment Class website http staff gc maricopa edu tmcclory cr htm for handouts assignments study guides extra credit and interesting links Required textbook Epstein Walker Constitutional Law for a Changing America Rights Liberties and Justice 5th ed CQ Press 2004 About the course This course focuses on the constitutional guarantees of liberty and equality in six different contexts freedom of expression freedom of religion personal privacy the right to bear arms criminal justice and equal rights Our primary text will be Supreme Court decisions We will study landmark rulings as well as current controversies over abortion affirmative action assisted suicide the death penalty gay rights hate speech Internet pornography school prayer anti terrorism measures and more Students should leave the course with a richer understanding of 1 the diverse groups and viewpoints that make up American society 2 the tension that exists between personal freedom and social order and 3 the courts pivotal role in resolving social conflict POS 223 is designed for political science majors as well as for students interested in law history sociology social work philosophy education and business The challenging reading and writing exercises will develop critical thinking skills that are beneficial to most professions The course qualifies for both Cultural Diversity C and Social and Behavioral Science SB credit at ASU There are no prerequisites Classroom policies The primary assignment in this course is to keep up with the reading You are expected to come to class prepared to intelligently discuss the cases assigned for each session In the



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