Sexual Orientation and the Law

SLN #: 14645
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Stinson

Course Description:
This 3-credit survey class will explore a number of issues relevant to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. The course encompasses a significant amount of constitutional law, especially substantive due process, equal protection, and the First Amendment. We will explore issues involving the military, employment, education, and families. Students will be required to lead discussions and participate in class. In addition, there will be a short graded writing assignment during the first week, a 10-page paper due the final day of class, and a one and a half-hour final exam at the end of the semester.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes (2)
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Con Law II preferred
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Discussion Leader/Class Participation is required
Participation Points: Class participation counts for a portion of the final grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.