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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 315 Equality in the United States: Law and Politics

Many of the social conflicts that the law considers relate to claims of right grounded upon conceptions of equality as a fundamental value of the constitutional system of the United States. This course explores the concept of equality, its place in U.S. law and politics, and its application to questions of constitutional and political rights. Topics include discrimination on grounds of race, gender, etc., and remedial programs such as busing and affirmative action. [W]


One of the following: GOVT 101, GOVT 213, GOVT 311, GOVT 313, GOVT 314 or permission of instructor