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Adv Con Lw:Critical Race Thry

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Credits
3.00

When taught as Race and the Law: This course is a seminar that will review the multiple ways in which race and the American legal system interact, from both a historical and a contemporary standpoint. To this end, the course will examine numerous issues concerning race and justice, including immigration, criminal justice, affirmative action, and remedies. The course will also closely evaluate the nexus between law and the construction of race as a concept and locus of identity. Completion of this course satisfies the upper-level writing requirement. When taught as Critical Race Theory: Critical Race Theory participants will review the multiple ways in which the colorline and the legal system interact, from both a historical and a contemporary standpoint. To this end, we will examine numerous issues concerning racism and justice, including immigration, housing law, voting rights, criminal justice, employment discrimination, affirmative action, and remedies. Participants will complete weekly journals in addition to a term paper. Guest lecturers will appear from time to time. Completion of this course satifies the upper-level writing requirement. There will be no final examination.