COMM 428 - Gender and the Law
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Not available to students who have completed COMM 459 (crse ID#19977), Topic: Gender and Law (Topic #11).
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251 or COMM 271 strongly recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the legal system's treatment of gender through court cases and various theoretical lenses. The aim is to understand the role American jurisprudence plays in shaping society's views and ideas on gender, as well as society’s influence on how the legal system frames these gender issues. The course also considers media and society responses to some of the most important decisions rendered in the gender equality arena, while weighing whether the court system is the most effective structure through which to pursue gender equality. The course provides a historical snapshot of the women’s movement throughout history and various feminist theories that inform the legal strategies of the court cases studied. Student examine the rhetoric of court opinions to challenge the assumptions made by the court with respect to gender.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Communication Studies Juniors or seniors

Class Format:

Lecture twice weekly for 1.5 hours each.

COMM 428 - Gender and the Law
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
15Comm St Major
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Reserved for declared Communication Studies majors. May not be taken for credit if previously taken under Comm 459, Gender and Law.
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ISBN: 9780314264633
Feminist jurisprudence : cases and materials, Author: by Cynthia Grant Bowman ... [et al.]., Publisher: Thomson/West 4th ed.
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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