GENDER, LAW AND POLICY

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
222
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores the impact of gender on law and policy in the United States historically and today, focusing in the areas of constitutional equality, employment, education, reproduction, the family, violence against women, and immigration. We study constitutional and statutory law as well as public policy. Some of the topics we will cover are sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, pregnancy/caregiver discrimination, pay equity, sexual harassment, school athletics, marriage, sterilization, contraception and abortion, reproductive technologies, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and gender-based asylum. We will study feminist efforts to reform the law and examine how inequalities based on gender, race, class and sexuality shape the law. We also discuss and debate contemporary policy and future directions.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
10058-F19

Course Sections

GENDER, LAW AND POLICY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Carrie Baker cbaker@smith.edu MWF 10:50-12:05