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GOVT-455Equal Protection (3)
Course Level: Undergraduate
Examination of the evolution of federal civil rights law and modern interpretations of the major statutory and constitutional provisions that guarantee equal protection. Emphasis is on constitutional development under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and major congressional legislation that bans discrimination in employment, education, housing, etc., based on race, ethnic origin, gender, religion and color. Also examines emerging legal developments intended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and physical or mental disability. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: GOVT-226, SPA-220, SPA-350, or SPA-351. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.