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Constitutional Law

Seal of the Supreme Court of the United States

This criminal justice course provides an overview of the development and history of the federal Constitution and Bill of Rights; substantive content of the amendments and corresponding state provisions; and emphasis on recent court interpretations and trends.

Should I register for this course?

Yes. Particularly if you are:

  • obtaining a degree or certificate in Criminal Justice (this course is required);
  • considering a career in law, whether as a lawyer, a paralegal or another capacity;
  • intrigued by the history of the United States and the development of its foundation;
  • curious about how the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted and implemented;
  • seeking knowledge and information to become an active citizen.

There is a required text for this course. The final grade is based upon points earned through the completion of chapter assignments, exams and a research paper on a constitutional law topic of the student’s choice.

Prerequisite: None
3 credit hours

For more information visit the Criminal Justice Program website or contact COD Online.

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