Coursera Class: Constitutional LawSubmitted by adam1mc on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 01:11
If you guys have never heard of Coursera.com, it is an online program which specializes in FREE small classes -- sometimes providing certifications. Well worth checking out if you have never done so.
Anyway, they have an upcoming class for Constitutional Law being taught by a Yale professor. The class doesn't start for a bit, but I figured I would post it here and try to get some people here from the DP to enroll with me.
Information is below:
Akhil Reed Amar
An introduction to the main themes of the American Constitution—popular sovereignty, separation of powers, federalism, and rights—and to basic techniques of constitutional interpretation.
Workload: 12-15 hours/week
January 2014 (12 weeks long) Sign Up
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About the Course
This course is designed to introduce you to one of the most important texts in human history—the United States Constitution. Why and how did this document come into existence in the 1780s? How and why has it been amended over the years? Who decides what it means? What are the ground rules for proper constitutional interpretation? How does the written Constitution interact with unwritten sources of constitutional authority, such as judicial decisions, presidential proclamations, landmark statutes, and widespread popular understandings?
Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Constitution: A Biography (Random House, 2005)
Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Basic Books, 2012).
Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
We do not currently plan to award certificates, statements of accomplishment, or other credentials in connection with this course.
About the Instructor
Akhil Reed Amar