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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2007

GOV 384N • Gender and the Constitution

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39060 -TBA

Course Description

HOURS TO BE ARRANGED. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. The course will offer a broad examination of how the Constitution is gendered and how it organizes gender relations in our society. Particular attention will be given to the evolving terms of gender and citizenship under the Constitution. The course will be organized both topically and historically. Topics will include equality, citizenship, privacy, marriage, labor, pornography, sexual harassment and parenting.

The readings will include Supreme Court cases, as well as secondary works from law, history, sociology and political science.


Required- Katherine Bartlett and Deborah Rhode, Gender and Law, 4th edition Recommended- Gretchen Ritter, The Constitution as Social Design: Gender and Civic Membership in the American Constitutional Order. There will be other cases and readings available on Blackboard.


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