Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 319                                    
Course Title: Gender and the Law
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the constraints and limitations of law to achieve equality, justice and freedom in matters related to gender. It will examine how individuals use, challenge, and resist the law legal institutions to define problems and create social change. Drawing on a range of social science research, class readings pose important and persistent questions about whether and how law can adequately address gender related concerns, such as those related to violence, work, family, reproduciton, and education.

Prerequisite: ENG 102; GOV 101, junior standing or above.
Start Date:    06/27/2005                         End Date: