Prerequisites: None. Students who have previously taken Religion and the First Amendment may not take this course.
Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule
This course is one of the two basic courses in the field: it focuses on the First Amendment and deals with the Freedom of Speech, the Free Exercise of Religion, and the Establishment Clause. The course will be taught largely through lectures, with some discussion and time for Q&A exchanges in each class. Students should be aware before enrolling in the course that the use of laptops, iPhones, Blackberries, and other similar devices will not be permitted during class.