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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ANT                                     Course Number: 330                                    
Course Title: American Cultural Pluralism and the Law
Subject: Anthropology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Culturally different groups use law in the United States to assert their rights and to maintain their cultural autonomy. They may also avoid courts and solve disputes within their communities. This course examines, through legal and ethnographic cases, the ways in which culturally different groups interact with law in the United States. The groups studied may include Native Americans and Native Hawaiians, African Americans, Asian Americans, Mormons, Amish, Rastafarians, Hasidic Jews, Latinos, Gypsies, gays, women, and the homeless.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201.
Start Date:    11/27/2006                         End Date: