As the Presidential election approaches, gender inequality has taken center stage. Both Democratic nominee-hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have highlighted this inequality throughout their campaigns, a discrimination that exists in employment and education, legal issues relating to reproduction and personal life, and the response of criminal law to issues affecting women, including domestic violence, rape, and prostitution.
GWST 338 – Women, Gender and Law examines ways in which gender affects rights within the American civil and criminal legal systems. It explores the interrelationship between traditional attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles in society, and the historical development of women’s legal rights.
GWST 338 is a 6-week course offered in Summer Session II. It fulfills the Social Sciences GEP, and is part of the Culture & Social Justice course offerings.