The Roberts Court and 21st-Century Cases
This course examines American economic, political, religious, and social history through the prism of influential and controversial Supreme Court cases. It will address the history of the court and analyze some of its landmark decisions. Cases will be discussed chronologically, with special concentration on recent decisions—from the late 20th century to today. It will seek to understand how those decisions have shaped—or have been shaped by—watershed movements and events in the nation’s history.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of how the Supreme Court, as led by Chief Justice John Roberts—Roberts Court—will impact American life for the foreseeable future
- An understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of major Supreme Court decisions
- Those interested in history and current affairs
- The curious and creative