- American Foreign Policy for the Next Decade
- Beauty and the Body
- International Responses to Human Needs: Social Welfare Policies and Services
- Law & Society: Landmark Cases in Social Justice
- The Political Economy of Everything
- War Games! Greek Athletes, Roman Gladiators, Olympic Games and College Football
LAW & SOCIETY: LANDMARK CASES IN SOCIAL JUSTICEExplore how the U.S. Constitution serves as the social contract between society and the individual. Observe that as society changes so does our understanding and application of the Constitution. Examine four landmark cases that altered the rights of key groups within our society in terms of race, gender and sexuality. Work in small groups and participate in readings, discussions, in-class presentations and written response papers.
What the Course Covers
Constitutional analysis and interpretation of four federal cases:
- Korematsu v. United States (Japanese internment camps)
- Brown v. Board of Education (racially segregated school systems)
- Roe v. Wade (women's right to choose)
- Perry v. Brown (same-sex marriage)
Students interested in American studies, English, history, law, political science, social work, sociology or women's studies.
This course can be used toward completion of the Individuals and Societies (I&S) requirement.
Meets: T W Th F, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Theodore Myrhe
Course Number: GEN ST 161
Course Status: Open