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POLS 235 – Gender and Law

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Examination of the interaction between gender and law in American society. Topics covered include workplace law, family law, and personal autonomy. Prerequisites: POLS 021, three hours at the 100-level. Cross-listed with: GSWS 258.

Section Description: The main focus of this course centers on the ways in which law and gender interact in American society. Throughout our history, American law has both affected and reflected societal gender norms in virtually every aspect of life from birth through death. Your family life, work experience, economic well-being, and personal behavior are all constrained by law in American society, typically in ways that take gender as an important component in how law is created, defined, or implemented. Topics covered will include marriage and divorce law, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault law, and intimate partner violence. Prerequisites: Minimum Junior standing. POLS 21, & 3hrs POLS 100 level

CRN: 13645

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 19/20

Days Time Location
MW 15:30 - 16:45 OLD MILL 523

Instructor(s): Lisa Marie Holmes

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020