Law and Sexuality |
This course will examine the way law relates to human sexuality and gender by defining and regulating them. We will discuss topics such as distinction between sex and gender, equal protection, discrimination based on sex or gender, sex work and human trafficking, sexuality in the workplace and family, marriage, freedom of expression, polygamy/polyamory and asexuality. We will take an interdisciplinary perspective in order to form a more holistic understanding of this field, and therefore will use materials from social theory, sociology, psychology, film, news items, in addition to case law, legislative materials, and legal scholarship. The final grade will be based on a paper of no more than 4,000 words, excluding bibliography and footnotes, and class participation. No prerequisites are required for this course.
Credit Hours: 1
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)