This course is an overview of policy issues related to gender and racial equality in the United States. A recurring theme in the course is the relationship between culture, society, and policy: To what extent can policy ensure equality in society, and how does culture influence the policies that are enacted? Policies, proposed legislation, and major federal court decisions related to voting rights, education, housing, and workplace discrimination, affirmative action, marriage and divorce, reproductive healthcare, pregnancy, and parental rights will be among the topics covered. For their final project in the course, students will develop a proposal for reform in the policy area of their choice.

Course Types

4 sh

Powered by SmartCatalog IQ