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WGSS 563 Gender, Sexuality and the Law

WGSS 563.  Gender, Sexuality and the Law.  3 Credits.   H   

This course provides a broad introduction to Western legal systems (especially the American legal system) and then focuses on how sex, gender, and sexuality operate in and are understood by those systems and how the law is a site of social and political struggle. Topics may include intimate relations, First Amendment law, sexual harassment and employment discrimination; reproduction policies and governance; rape and sexual assault; gender identity discrimination; and the legal understandings and constructions of equal protection and due process. No prior knowledge of legal concepts is necessary. Prerequisite: Any previous course in WGSS or by permission of instructor.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Confront social problems around gender and sexuality Collaborate with students and faculty from across the social sciences and humanities Build expertise on issues that matter most to you

Minor in Human Sexuality

Explore the diverse range of human sexual practices and taboos   Compare scientific, historical, and creative understandings of sexual desire Learn to analyze and address problems of sexual violence, reproductive justice, and LGBTQ inclusivity. 

Undergraduate Certificate in Gender, Law and Policy

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Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

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Minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures

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