Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2023

     

PLST 315 001 (CRN: 15371)

AUTHORITARIAN CONSTITUTIONS

Long Title: AUTHORITARIAN CONSTITUTIONALISM AND DEMOCRATIC DICTATORSHIPS SINCE 1848
Department: Politics Law Social Thought
Instructor: Caldwell, Carl
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR HUM 327 (21-AUG-2023 - 1-DEC-2023) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 40
Section Enrolled: 15
Enrollment data as of: 25-FEB-2024 12:20AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
10-DEC-2023  
7:00PM - 10:00PM U HUM 328
 
Description: This communication intensive course examines the notion of the "authoritarian constitutionalism" of states that are authoritarian in practice despite having constitutions that assert principles of liberal democracy. The course will examine the concept both analytically and historically. In the second phase of the class, students will divide into groups to analyze specific examples of authoritarian constitutionalism from the past two centuries, based on primary and secondary sources, which will be presented in visual, oral, and written form.