J660 -- First Amendment Theory
9:10 to 10:10 daily, EP 207
Summer 1 (May 8 through June 15)
Instructor: Anthony L. Fargo, Ph.D.
An examination of the major theories about the importance of free speech and a free press to the political life of the nation. The course will examine the marketplace of ideas, self-government, checking value, and self-fulfillment theories, among others, and the ways in which those theories have been incorporated into American law. Student research will be required.