LGS 271 - Civil Rights Law
3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement. This course meets the Diversity Requirement.
Focus on the historical perspective of discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity using United States Supreme Court decisions and federal legislation as well as extrajudicial data and experiences to address and analyze civil rights issues of discrimination, exploitation, and differential treatment in the law and society. Gain perspective on the social and historical structures in place that both advance discrimination and provide remedies for resolving the effects of discrimination. Topics include local government reaction to federal civil rights legislation, voting rights, marriage and reproductive rights, contract rights, employment, education, public accommodation, and property rights.
Note: This course is not considered a legal specialty course for the purpose of earning legal specialty credits in the Paralegal Studies Program.
Note: Credit will not be given for LGS 271 and also CJS 271.