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Coursera Class: Constitutional Law

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:


Yale University
Constitutional Law
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?

Suggested Readings

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
Yale University

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fireant's picture

"Constitutional Law" is nothing but allowing those who are

subservient to it to tell you what it means! It's part of the reason we are in the mess we are in. Note the opening words are "We the People". That means We own it, not the Judicial system, not the President, nor the Legislators. It was written in simple language, easy to understand, and We don't need lawyers to tell us what it means.

Undo what Wilson did

A long time option


Ron Paul Was Right

found it

I thought it was pbs,,,, and yes
constitution usa on pbs


liked this show just not this professor

don't feel like at 6am looking to find exactly what I disagreed with,,, maybe tomorrow

Oh good find. I will watch

Oh good find. I will watch because if he has a warped view of Constitutional law, I'm not sure I would care to take the class.

But it's Free, so I might just do it anyway.

love the free classes,,,

and even better useful, learning courses


watch this guy,,, yale professor,,,,, just saw hm in a video, doc a few weeks ago and thought the constitutional viewpoint he espoused was warped
so wish I could remember what it was I saw him in

a statement on yale,, and yale law especially
"Columbia, Brown, and Yale are among the most liberal colleges in the country"

on olbermn's countdown---thank's keith, i'm a real fan!

our view and this guys may differ quite a bit,,,, bit I guess listening, hearing the other sides arguments ideas ,,,, you can only learn and question and strengthen your own views and debate