Faculty GUR Group: Why do we have the Second Amendment? (Part 1 of 2)

Time: 4/14/2009 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: VU 464

Join Johann Neem, Department of History, to learn more about the discipline of History, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues.

A recent Supreme Court decision determined that the right to own guns is an individual right protected by the U.S. Constitution. This decision rejected the assumption that the Second Amendment's right to bear arms must be linked to membership in a militia. Both sides before the Supreme Court relied on history. But what did the Framers mean when they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution? What can we learn about the right to bear arms by comparing their assumptions with our own? These and other questions will be addressed in Johann Neem's mini-course.

Part 1 of a two-part series...

The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty–as well as students–need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together faculty from different departments across the university in a learning community that will seek to enhance each participant’s general education by relying on each other’s domain of expertise.

For more information please contact: Johann Neem   360-650-2511