POL-228 : Gender, Law and Public Policy

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Political Science
Subject:
Political Science
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course analyzes laws, public policies, and practices that have constructed and regulated gender in the public and private sectors, with special attention to employment and education. It examines the historical constructions of gender as a concept in American society, including how and why this concept was institutionalized publicly and privately in various arenas of the U.S. at different historical junctures. The course will conclude with a study of the progress that has been made in dismantling gendered institutions and the challenges that remain. 3 credits FULFILLS WOMEN'S STUDIES LAI REQUIREMENT.