These courses may have been taken by previous Social Work students or may have been identified as of possible interest to Social Work students. Some courses may be restricted and/or not open to Social Work students. There are many other courses not listed offered elsewhere in the university that may be of interest. Interest in courses numbered below 500 should be checked for graduate level status since many are only offered for undergraduate credit. You can check this by contacting the department offering the course or contacting the SSW Registrar.
The information may not be up to date or complete. Please seek additional information from the department where the course is offered and from the instructors of the course. We strongly recommend you discuss your plans to take outside courses with your advisor to make sure they are a good fit for your educational program.
|Prerequisites:||Permission of professor required. Contact Department|
|Course Description:||This course introduces the student to certain fundamental cases in Constitutional law, to the questions they raise, and to the modes of thought and criticism appropriate to this field. There is necessarily a large historical component to the work, for the Constitution has acquired its meaning over time. Major questions include: What is the justification for judicial review? What are appropriate occasions and standards for the exercise of this power? How has the power actually been used throughout our history? These questions are considered in the context of doctrinal fields chosen for variety of issues and to allow consideration of historical development over the full life of the Constitution. These fields include: the scope of federal powers; preemption; state regulation of interstate commerce (in some sections); powers of the President; relations between branches of the federal government; basic principles of racial equal protection; Congressional enforcement power under the Reconstruction Amendments; and justiciability.|
|Section||Instructor||Days||Location||U-M Class #|
|002||Primus, Richard||Fri||138 HUTCH||34883|
|003||Katz, Ellen D||Mon, Wed||1020 JEFFRIES||34884|
|004||Adams, Michelle||Mon, Wed||116 HUTCH||34885|
|005||Halberstam, Daniel H||Mon||120 HUTCH||34886|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106