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POL 320 Civil Rights: Law and Society (3 credits)

Documents-based course on the origins, evolution and effects of civil rights in American law and society. Examines issues of civil rights over time, with special emphasis on civil rights from the passage of the 13th Amendment in 1865 through the recent developments in defining civil rights in law and practice. Current issues in civil rights (including specifically civil rights issues related to race, gender, disability, and sexual orientation) also will receive significant attention, with their historical context. Satisfies one upper-division Political Science, Sociology or Social Science GER/GEP.