Minor in American Constitutional Democracy
For general questions about the minor, contact:
Justin Dyer, Program Director
Political Science Academic Advisor
The minor in American Constitutional Democracy is designed for those students who wish to delve more deeply into the American experience with self government, exploring the development of the American state and the intellectual, political, historical, and cultural forces that contributed to this development. The minor is appropriate for students in many majors, particularly political science, economics, history, and journalism.
The minor affords students a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective on issues of American political development, allowing focus on areas where they may have additional educational requirements not offered in their chosen major field of study. In addition, it contains an “experiential” component that permits students to consider constitutional issues in practice and/or in comparative perspective.
A minimum of fifteen (15) credits are required for the minor. Students in the minor must maintain a B average (3.0 GPA) for courses in the minor.
A minimum of twelve (12) credits must come from the following courses. At least nine (9) hours must be completed at MU.
Additionally, a minimum of three (3) credits must come from an experiential component. The experiential component may be satisfied through participation in either an internship or study abroad program associated with the minor or approved by the director of the minor.
The minor must be completed with courses from at least two (2) subject areas.
|CL_HUM 3100||The Age of Pericles||3|
|ECONOM 4320||History of Economic Thought||3|
|ECONOM 4367||Law and Economics||3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (The Affordable Care Act & the Consitutional Order)||1-3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (Arbitration and Liberty of Contract)||1-3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (Constitutional Interpretation)||1-3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (Crisis and Consitutional Government)||1-3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (The Inalienable Right to the Pursiut of Happiness)||1-3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (Liberal Democratic Legacy)||1-3|
|GN_HON 2010H||Honors Tutorial (Whitman's Democratic Legacy)||1-3|
|HIST 1500||Foundations of Western Civilization||3|
|HIST 1540||England Before the Glorious Revolution||3|
|HIST 2004||Topics in History-Social Science (Gender and the Law)||3|
|HIST 2430||History of American Religion||3|
|HIST 3000||History of Religion in America to the Civil War||3|
|HIST 3210||History of Religion in Post-Civil War America||3|
|HIST 4000||Age of Jefferson||3|
|HIST 4060||The Period of the American Revolution, 1760-1789||3|
|HIST 4100||American Cultural and Intellectual History to 1865||3|
|HIST 4200||American Cultural and Intellectual History Since 1865||3|
|HIST 4400||History of American Law||3|
|HIST 4510||Crime and Punishment: Law in Classical Athens||3|
|HIST 4515||Power and Oratory in Ancient Greece||3|
|HIST 4900||Beltway History: American Constitutional Democracy in Theory and Practice||3|
|HIST 4940||Internship in History||3|
|PHIL 4600||Political and Social Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 4610||Philosophy of Law||3|
|POL_SC 2800||Liberty, Justice and the Common Good||3|
|POL_SC 2860||American Political Thought||3|
|POL_SC 4004||Topics in Political Science - Social Science (The Constitutional Debates)||3|
|POL_SC 4004||Topics in Political Science - Social Science (The Politics of Emergency)||3|
|POL_SC 4130||African-American Politics||3|
|POL_SC 4150||The American Presidency||3|
|POL_SC 4170||Politics of the American South||3|
|POL_SC 4200||The American Constitution||3|
|POL_SC 4210||Constitutional Rights||3|
|POL_SC 4800||Classical Political Theory||3|
|POL_SC 4830||Democracy in America (and Elsewhere)||3|
|POL_SC 4840||Developing Dynamics of Democracy||3|
|POL_SC 4850||Scots and the Making of America||3|
|POL_SC 4900||Beltway History and Politics: American Constitutional Democracy in Theory and Practice||3|
|POL_SC 4940||Political Science Internship||3-6|
Note: Students may petition the director of the minor 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.