Surveys state and federal constitutional provisions pertinent to the relations between state and federal governments. Examines separation of powers, delegation of powers, interstate relations, commerce powers, civil rights, and liberties. Gives consideration to the establishment and interpretation of federal, state, and local regulations which implement public policy. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
PBS 240 is a one-semester course designed to familiarize the student with the Constitution of the United States, the Supreme Court, the State and Federal systems in this country. This course surveys state and federal constitutional provisions pertinent to the relationships between state and federal governments. The course gives consideration to the establishment and interpretation of federal, state and local regulations, which implement public policy.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
No prerequisites or co-requisites. Students should be able to read and comprehend college level instructional materials.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to;
B. Understand the separation of powers, delegation of powers, interstate relations, and the commerce power.
C. Understand civil rights and liberties as they impact on public policy.
A. The Structure of Government: Nation and States in the Federal System
B. Individual Rights
2. Equal Protection
3. Constitutional Restraints on Private Conduct
C. Freedom of Expression: Additional Problems
4. The Right to Silence – Legislative and Grand Jury Investigations