WGST-251-01 Women and the Law
Fall for 2017-2018
This course explores how concepts of masculinity and femininity shape the U.S. legal system. We will also examine other factors that influence how individuals view and encounter the law (race, religion, political outlook, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, etc.). Specific topics include sex harassment in the workplace and educational institutions, single-sex education, gender and military combat, intimate partner violence, same-sex marriage, and reproductive rights and responsibilities.
Our academic focus will be on legal analysis, public policy writing and respectful dialogue about emotionally complex topics. There will be many opportunities to practice these skills during the semester. No prior legal knowledge is required.
None. The course does not assume prior knowledge of the law.
TEXT Women and the Law Stories, S. Wildman & E. Schneider, Foundation Press, 2011. All supplemental materials will be available online or provided.
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