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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Gender and the Law
Gender and the Law
Fall 2017
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graduate students; open to upper-level undergraduates on a case-by-case basis



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The treatment of gender in U.S. law and its implications for public policy; factors that influence the ways in which individuals view and encounter the law; discrimination in the workplace and educational institutions, single-sex education, domestic violence, same-sex marriage, and reproductive rights and responsibilities; legal analysis, and public policy writing.
Learning Outcomes:
It is our intention that students successfully completing this course will be able to:
1. Analyze constitutional issues with special relevance to sex and gender
2. Evaluate key laws/regulations relating to sex and gender
3. Apply a public policy analysis to current gender issues
4. Use statistical information in policy and legal writing
5. Draft memorandum as used in Congress and other public policy venues
6. Better articulate public policies with which they do not agree.
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