Certificate in American Constitutional Democracy

For general questions about the certificate, contact:

Justin Dyer, Program Director
(573) 882-3777

Political Science Academic Advisor
(573) 882-2580

The certificate in American Constitutional Democracy recognizes students who have completed twelve (12) hours of coursework on the history, theory, and practice of American constitutional self-government. In contrast to the minor, students pursuing the certificate are not required to complete a study abroad course or internship. Note: courses used to satisfy a major requirement may also count toward a certificate. However, students may not receive credit for both the certificate and the minor in American Constitutional Democracy.

Students must maintain a "B" average (3.0 GPA) in all certificate coursework.  All coursework must be completed at MU.

Must complete 12 hours from the following courses:
CL_HUM 3100The Age of Pericles3
CL_HUM 4800Political Thought in Classical and Christian Antiquity3
ECONOM 4004Topics in Economics- Social Science (American Political Economics)1-3
ECONOM 4320History of Economic Thought3
ECONOM 4367Law and Economics3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (The Affordable Care Act & the Constitutional Order)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Arbitration and Liberty of Contract)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Constitutional Interpretation)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Crisis and Constitutional Government)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Give Me Liberty or Give Me Arbitration)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Hamilton and the Constitutional Foreign Affairs Powers)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (The Idea of Human Rights)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (The Impeachment Power & American Constitutional Balance)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (The Inalienable Right to the Pursuit of Happiness)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Justice)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Liberal Democratic Theory and Practice)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (An Overview of Liberal Democratic Theory and Practice)1-3
GN_HON 2010HHonors Tutorial (Whitman's Democratic Legacy)1-3
GN_HON 2230HHonors Social Science Colloquium (Race and Nationalism in American Political History)2-3
HIST 1500Foundations of Western Civilization3
HIST 1540England Before the Glorious Revolution3
HIST 2100HThe Revolutionary Transformation of America - Honors3
HIST 2120HThe Young Republic - Honors3
HIST 2430History of American Religion3
HIST 2445American Constitutional Democracy3
HIST 3000History of Religion in America to the Civil War3
HIST 3210History of Religion in Post-Civil War America3
HIST 3220U.S. Women's Political History, 1880-Present3
HIST 4000Age of Jefferson3
HIST 4040Slavery and the Crisis of the Union: The American Civil War Era3
HIST 4060The Period of the American Revolution, 1760-17893
HIST 4080American Foreign Policy from Colonial Times to 18983
HIST 4100American Cultural and Intellectual History to 18653
HIST 4200American Cultural and Intellectual History Since 18653
HIST 4400History of American Law3
HIST 4510Crime and Punishment: Law in Classical Athens3
HIST 4515Power and Oratory in Ancient Greece3
HIST 4900Beltway History: American Constitutional Democracy in Theory and Practice3
HIST 4940Internship in History3
HIST 4975Journal on Constitutional Democracy1-3
PHIL 4600Political and Social Philosophy3
PHIL 4610Philosophy of Law3
POL_SC 2445American Constitutional Democracy3
POL_SC 2800Liberty, Justice and the Common Good3
POL_SC 2860American Political Thought3
POL_SC 4004Topics in Political Science - Social Science (The Constitutional Debates)1-99
POL_SC 4004Topics in Political Science - Social Science (The Politics of Emergency)1-99
POL_SC 4130African-American Politics3
POL_SC 4140Congress and Legislative Policy3
POL_SC 4150The American Presidency3
POL_SC 4170Politics of the American South3
POL_SC 4200The American Constitution3
POL_SC 4210Constitutional Rights3
POL_SC 4220The United States Supreme Court3
POL_SC 4370The Administrative State, Public Policy and Constitutional Democracy3
POL_SC 4780Dictatorship and Democracy3
POL_SC 4790The Age of Democratization?3
POL_SC 4800Classical Political Theory3
POL_SC 4810Modern Political Theory3
POL_SC 4830Democracy in America (and Elsewhere)3
POL_SC 4840Developing Dynamics of Democracy3
POL_SC 4850Scots and the Making of America3
POL_SC 4900Beltway History and Politics: American Constitutional Democracy in Theory and Practice3
POL_SC 4940Political Science Internship3-6
POL_SC 4975Journal on Constitutional Democracy1-3

Note: Students may petition the director of the certificate to include a maximum of three (3) hours from a related course outside the Departments of Political Science and History. Outside courses may have additional prerequisites. 

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