Civil liberties and the Bill of Rights
Civil liberties and the Bill of Rights


Publication Information
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2006.

Physical Description
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 266 p. ; 19 cm.)

Great courses (DVD). Modern history.

General Note
36 lectures/30 minutes per lecture.
Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, the Bill of Rights (Amendments I-X), a timeline of cases discussed in the course, an annotated list of cases, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
"Course No. 8530."

Part 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. What are civil liberties? -- Lecture 2. The Bill of Rights : an overview -- Lecture 3. The types of liberty : positive and negative -- Lecture 4. The court and constitutional interpretation -- Lecture 5. Marbury v. Madison and judicial review -- Lecture 6. Private property and the founding -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Lochner v. New York and economic due process -- Lecture 8. The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment -- Lecture 9. Fundamental rights : privacy and personhood -- Lecture 10. Privacy : the early cases -- Lecture 11. Roe v. Wade and reproductive autonomy -- Lecture 12. Privacy and autonomy : from Roe to Casey --
Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. Other privacy interests : family -- Lecture 14. Other privacy interests : sexuality -- Lecture 15. Same-sex marriages and the Constitution -- Lecture 16. The right to die and the Constitution -- Lecture 17. Cruel and unusual? : the death penalty -- Lecture 18. The First Amendment : an overview -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Internal security and the First Amendment -- Lecture 20. Symbolic speech and expressive conduct -- Lecture 21. Indecency and obscenity -- Lecture 22. Hate speech and fighting words -- Lecture 23. The right to silence -- Lecture 24. Why is freedom of religion so complex? --
Part 3. Disc 5. Lecture 25. School prayer and the establishment clause -- Lecture 26. Religion : strict separation or accommodation? -- Lecture 27. The free exercise clause : acting on beliefs -- Lecture 28. Free exercise and "the Peyote Case" -- Lecture 29. Two religion clauses : one definition? -- Lecture 30. Slavery and Dred Scott to equal protection -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Brown v. Board of Education -- Lecture 32. Equality and affirmative action -- Lecture 33. Equality and gender discrimination -- Lecture 34. Gender discrimination as semi-suspect -- Lecture 35. The future of equal protection? -- Lecture 36. Citizens and civil liberties.

Corporate Subject
United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments

Subject Term
Civil rights -- United States.

Educational films.
Filmed lectures.

Added Author
Finn, John E.

Added Corporate Author
Teaching Company.

"This course is designed to introduce students to a uniquely American invention and, to some ways of thinking, a wonderfully naïve contribution to politics: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess and can, through courts, enforce against the state. Civil Liberties is not, however, a course on law. It is, instead, a course that has as its subject the relationship of law to the most fundamental sorts of questions about politics, morality, and human nature."--Course guidebook (p. 1).

System Details

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Nonfiction DVDDVD 323.0973 CIV 6 DISCS11Nonfiction DVDs
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Nonfiction DVDDVD 323.0973 CIV 6 DISCS11Nonfiction DVDs
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Nonfiction DVDDVD 323.0973 CIV 6 DISCS11Nonfiction DVDs