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Fall 2011 - Employment Discrimination

Fishkin, Joseph R

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 368N  Unique # 29125

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MT2:00 - 3:15 pmTNH 2.124
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Take-home Wednesday, December 14
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course will focus primarily on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  The emphasis will be on the major analytic frameworks for understanding what discrimination is -- and what the law should do about it.

We will examine some of the major disputes among courts and Congress about what counts as intentional discrimination; how the law should treat discrimination that is not intentional; what a plaintiff ought to have to prove in order to make out a claim of discrimination; how the Constitution interacts with employment discrimination statutes; and affirmative action.  We will supplement the case law with relevant secondary materials that provide perspectives from disciplines such as sociology and psychology.

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