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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Civil Rights Law (GOV-201)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Differentiate among levels of scrutiny a court will employ when dealing with a discriminatory law or government action; Articulate the difference between the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause; Distinguish between the 5th Amendment’s Due Process Clause and the 14th Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses; Discuss the federal protections against religious discrimination; Use the Supreme Court’s three-factor test to consider whether a federal statute grants a claimant an enforceable right for a Section 1983 action.


This course focuses on the rights of all Americans under the federal and state Constitutions and laws. The course surveys the framework of these rights and goes into many specifics, including the rights to equal protection, due process, and freedom of religion. The course also touches on some other fundamental rights, including rights under the First Amendment.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate, 2 semester hours in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, or Criminal Justice (6/21).