Apr 22, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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POLS 2550 - Sex, Race and the Constitution


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

This course examines the long history of discrimination in the United States on the basis of race and gender. It examines in detail the guarantee of equal protection of the law found in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and how the meaning of what is equal have evolved over time. Topics covered will include how to define and measure equality, affirmative action, racial preferences in college admissions, voting rights, distinction based on gender, equality based on physical differences between men and woman, the evolution of the right of privacy, abortion and sexual harassment. CL, ER

Prerequisite(s): POLS 1000  or POLS 1100  or CJ 1000 .



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