The Lynde and Harry Bradley Seminar on Economic and Constitutional Principles focuses on the subject of liberty and its broad application in American life as well as sound macro and micro economic principles. Nowhere on earth do men and women of African descent enjoy greater personal freedom and prosperity than in the United States. Yet, many minority students lack an understanding of our Constitution and an appreciation for the blessings of liberty. Further, many of the problems that plague the African American community – such as high unemployment rates, an inadequate supply of comfortable and affordable housing, and failing schools – are the unintended consequences of faulty economic policy.
Our course imparts a sound understanding of constitutional and economic principles. Students undertake an in-depth investigation of the Constitution and other founding documents, while exploring the economic principles necessary to develop policy alternatives. After completing the course, students are able to make sound judgments regarding policies that affect their communities, our nation, and the world.