POLS 121C

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Constitutional Law: Civil Rights

 

Description:

Among the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution is the right to the fair and equal application of our nation’s laws. When either the public or private sector denies individuals of an identifiable group equals treatment, is that always unlawful discrimination that must be

prohibited? Using the case method, this course explores this question by examining the relevant constitutional clauses and significant civil rights laws that affect the equal applications

of law. We will examine various forms of public and private sector discrimination including but not limited to discrimination based on race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, martial status, and national origin. Finally, we shall examine the discriminatory application of the criminaltory application of the criminal justice amendments when applied in the criminal justice system.

Prerequisites:

Upper division standing or instructor consent

Units:

3

Grading:

Normal Grading Rules