Civil Rights Law

SIW
107
Instructors
Ruisanchez, A. (PI)
Jamieson, A. (PI)
Section Number
1
This course analyzes the major civil rights laws that Congress has enacted since the 1960s, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act, the Public Accommodations ACt, the AGe Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course provides an in-depth study of the statutory language of each of these laws, examines how courts have interpreted the statutes, and explores the policy arguments in favor and against such laws. The course also reviews the history context surrounding the enactment of these statutes, including an examination of the civil rights movement as a political and social force.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED
Units
5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Law and the Legal System
Discrimination, Crime, and Poverty Policy
Design of Public Institutions
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring