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WGST-251-01 Women and the Law
Spring for 2014-2015
  • Hoverter, Sara
  • This course will introduce students to the law of sex discrimination and women's rights, with particular emphasis on issues of employment discrimination (including sexual harassment), violence against women, marriage and divorce law, and reproductive and abortion rights. It will consider the assumptions and biases that have shaped the law in these areas, tracing the historical development of constitutional and statutory protection for women's rights, and exploring feminist and liberal critiques of the current state of the law. Finally, while the course's primary focus will be on American law, it will also introduce students to other countries; approaches to rape law and abortion rights, comparing and contrasting the assumptions about women that underlie different legal systems.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: None
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