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THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectLegal Studies
Number & Suffix: 102
Full UC Title: THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION 
Transcript Title: US CONSTITUTION 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The subject of this course is the Constitution of the United States and the cases that have interpreted that Constitution. To some very limited extent, the course will also address the Japanese post-World War Constitution. The U.S. Constitution has played a major role in shaping American society, while the modern Japanese Constitution has played a much less significant role in Japanese culture. While constitutions can be general in nature, and can serve to establish only broad governmental objectives, the law established in the United States Constitution permeates the fabric of that society and defines to a great extent the rights and privileges enjoyed by U.S. citizens. This course is structured and taught using the case method. Each week the instructor focuses on two to four important cases of constitutional law -- sometimes employing a comparative law approach by comparing parallel points of U.S. and Japanese constitutional law. Students are expected to participate actively in the class discussions of these cases. Assessment: Midterm (35%), final exam (55%), and class participation (10%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CASES IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 
Partner University Department: SILS - Governance 
Partner University Course Number: GO409