WGS.161J Gender and the Law in US History

Class Info

Explores the legal history of the US as a gendered system. Examines how women have shaped the meanings of American citizenship through pursuit of political rights such as suffrage, jury duty, and military service, as well as how the legal system has shaped gender relations for both women and men through regulation of such issues as marriage, divorce, work, reproduction, and the family. Readings draw from primary and secondary materials, focusing on the broad historical relationship between law and society. No legal knowledge is required or assumed.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.161J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by C. Capozzola.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the women's & gender studies site.

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