Freedom of Speech

ENG-R 339 — Fall 2020 — Themester

Days and Times
Tues/Thurs, 4:00–5:15 p.m.
Course Description

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states, in part, that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” This phrase suggests fundamental connections between democracy and free expression. But what are those connections? Why do they matter? In this course we will learn about the context, interpretations, and implications of the right and practice of free speech, and we will emphasize the role that the First Amendment plays in establishing and securing democratic practice.


Instructor: Dr. Robert E. Terrill