Sex, Morality, and the Law (FGSS Gateway)|
Spring 2012 not offered
In the United States, the law is supposed to protect liberty and privacy and to promote equality. But when it comes to sex, these goals bump up against other values. In this course we will explore the tensions revealed in sex law. We will read, discuss, and argue about some of the most notable cases on abortion, queer sex, gay marriage, pornography, and prostitution. We will also examine the growing transnational trade in sexual labor. We will explore the case law from a variety of feminist perspectives to understand how gender, class, and race are both constituted by and contested in the area of sex law.
We will be examining the (often conflicting) ethical values that are implicit and explicit within the law. We will discuss such ethical concepts as privacy, autonomy, liberty, and equality.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-FGSS Conc)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
TBA, online cases and articles.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Case position papers, a take home mid-term and final exam. We will also have mock court.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is an FGSS gateway course.
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