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|LAWS 251 - LAW, POWER AND INEQUALITY
This course engages in an exploration of contemporary issues of law and society through the lenses of power and inequality. lt examines structural inequalities in society, questioning why some forms of inequality persist in society, and how law constructs. legitimizes and subverts socio-economic inequalities. Using social science methodologies, it will critically analyze several dimensions of inequality in society such as class, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and environment through legal, historical and socio-cultural examination of contemporary issues such as poverty, education, environmental justice health care, access to food and water, right to voting, wage equality, etc., at the local. national and international level. The course will locus on the implications of structural inequalities and power structures on the sustainability of our legal, political. economic and social system. and will address the importance of social mobilization and the rule of law to establish intra and intergenerational equity.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course
Law and Society Department
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Syst, Sust&Society, OLD GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE, WRITING INTENSIVE