2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 319 Gender and Law

3 hours 

This course examines the constraints and limitations of law to achieve equality, justice and freedom in matters related to gender. It will examine how individuals use, challenge, and resist law and legal institutions to define problems and create social change. Drawing on an image of social science research, class readings pose important and persistent questions about whether and how law can adequately address gender-related concerns, such as those related to violence, work, family, reproduction and education.




ENG 201, and GOV 101 or POL 101, and junior standing or above