MICHAEL A. DICHIO portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • POLS 3200-001
    Intro Law And Politics
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • POLS 5211-001
    Constitutional Law
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)

Spring 2020

Courses I Teach

  • POLS 3200 - Introduction to Law and Politics
    Introduction to law as a means of social ordering, social and political functions of civil and criminal law, organization and functions of courts and the legal profession.
  • POLS 5120/6120 - Judicial Process
    Structure, functions, and powers of courts in the political process. Interaction of law, judges and politics.
  • POLS 5211 - Constitutional Law
    Examination of the U.S. Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Constitutional principles governing war, foreign relations, commerce, judicial review, congressional and presidential powers, economic liberties, and federal-state relations.
  • POLS 5212 - Civil Rights and Liberties
    Examination of the U.S. Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Constitutional principles governing discrimination of the basis of race, gender, other protected statuses, privacy rights, voting rights, and freedom of speech, press, religion, and association.