American Constitutional Law – GOVT 422

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/05/2021

Course Description

An in-depth historical analysis of American constitutional law, emphasizing landmark Supreme Court decisions, especially in the field of civil liberties.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


An understanding of Constitutional law through the lens of a Christian worldview is essential for anyone interested in pursuing a career in law or criminal justice.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be 350–450 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words. Each thread and reply must have a Christian worldview integrated throughout as well as at least 1 citation in current Bluebook format.

Case Study Assignments (2)

The student will complete 2 Case Studies in this course. Each case study must be at least 3 pages and contain at least 2 citations in addition to the course textbook in current Bluebook format.

Final Paper Assignment

The student will write a 5–7-page paper in current Bluebook format that focuses on a Supreme Court decision. The paper must include at least 5 citations in addition to the course textbook.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as 2 essay questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.