HONR 2010B Deciphering Diversity in the Law

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

The purpose of this course is to explore societal and cultural issues in various areas of the law and the legal implications that result. Students will evaluate case law and literature that probe issues such as conceptions of property rights, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, immigration rights, intercultural human rights, and cultural differences in assessing the appropriateness of such rights. Students will interpret how the Constitution and case law has affected special classes of people throughout the United States┬┐ legal history. An emphasis on US Supreme Court cases will guide students in identifying diversity in the law. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Winter 2012 (201230))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe landmark US Supreme Court cases related to human rights.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of US Supreme Court cases and the impact on society.
  3. Identify and evaluate major controversies and important Supreme Court rulings, based on the Constitution and its Amendments, which affect civil rights and civil liberties, including issues affecting women and minorities.
  4. Demonstrate in writing, an understanding of US Supreme Court cases and how the decisions changed throughout history and what factors caused these changes.
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