2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 235 Judicial Processes and Politics

3 hours 

This course examines courts as political institutions and the various actors and conditions that influence judicial decisions. Readings will focus on the relationship between the courts and other branches of government, the politics of judicial selection at the state and federal levels, theories of judicial decision-making developed in political science, and the impact and implementation of judicial decisions.




ENG 101, and GOV 101 or POL 101 or permission of the instructor