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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49905 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
CBA 4.328

Course Description

This class will study both the substance of laws that relate to gender-based roles (i.e., laws treating men and women differently) and the participation of women in the legal process. It is especially designed for students who are thinking of law as a career choice and for students who are interested in the legal status of women and men in the United States. The text will be a law-school casebook. A number of recent cases will be assigned for review; class discussion will be in the law school tradition. Issues to be covered include the history of laws in Texas and the United States as they differentiated between women and men (such as voting, jury service and property rights); employment (including pregnancy issues and comparable worth); education (including Title IX); property management and ownership; military service and benefits; choice of name; reproduction; family (including divorce, domestic violence, and child support enforcement); and other issues. CONTAINS A SUBSTANTIAL WRITING COMPONENT AND FULFILLS PART OF THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IN WRITING. UPPER-DIVISION STANDING REQUIRED. RESTRICTED ENROLLMENT; CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR PERMISSION TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY. RESTRICTED TO SENIORS WITH A UT GPA OF AT LEAST 3.5. REGISTRATION PRIORITY GIVE TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES MAJORS. PREREQUISITE: 6 SEMESTER HOURS OF LOWER-DIVISION COURSEWORK IN GOVERNMENT. SAME AS AMS 370 (TOPIC 6) AND GOV 357M (TOPIC 1).


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