• Academic Credits: 3
  • Focus area for the major: American Institutions and Politics
  • Cross listed: Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:428.
  • 01-790-426_01__-_GENDERPUB_POL__LAW_01-790-426-01.pdf
  • Syllabus Disclaimer: The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.

Course Description:

This course addresses topics related to the nexus of gender, public policy, and law, focusing on a selected cluster of topics including, but not limited to: the regulation of reproduction, workplace discrimination, the politics of welfare and poverty, Title IX, higher education access and student loans, and disaster politics. We will pursue several key questions: How do legal decisions relate to or impact public policy? How do law and policy shape gender equality and justice in the US? What are the factors that shape how we mark, frame, develop, and execute public policy and the law? We will utilize a multi- and interdisciplinary and intersectional approach that examines gender, race, sexuality, and other critical issues. Special attention will be given to the Supreme Court and significant decisions impacting gender, public policy, and law.