POLSCI 496 - Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics
Section: 001 Law and Gender
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior standing; primarily for seniors concentrating in Political Science.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Law is a site for cultural contests over the meaning of gender. It is a high stakes contest, as the state governs through law. How is gender constructed in law? What beliefs about women and men are accepted by courts, and what role do these beliefs play in shaping the law of marriage, divorce, custody, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and employment? How is the relationship between gender and law infused with race and class dimensions? In general, the course aims to provide an understanding of how gender relations are regulated by law, and how law can create, reproduce and erode gender inequality. There is an historical dimension to the course, and we will examine family law, the law of domestic violence, and the law of employment as they develop over time. Seminar meetings will be oriented around court cases and inter-disciplinary readings.

POLSCI 496 - Undergraduate Seminar in American Government and Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (SEM)
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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003 (SEM)
W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 9780691011424
Rethinking abortion : equal choice, the Constitution, and reproductive politics, Author: Graber, Mark A., Publisher: Princeton University Press 1996
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