LAW 5216: Employment Discrimination - 2204

Employment Discrimination
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
5216
Class Schedule:
Monday
Wednesday
9:00 am
10:15 am
Room:
LAW 113
Professor(s):

Professor

Type:
Lecture
Credits:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

There will be a class website for this course on TWEN.

Grading Details

25%: scores on five (5) short, unit-specific, in-class quizzes to be taken throughout the semester. Seven (7) quizzes will be given (approximately one every other week), but each student’s two lowest scores will be dropped for grading purposes. The two dropped scores will include any quizzes missed due to absence from class, and no make-up quizzes will be given.  75%: in-class final examination (essay format).

Description

This course will examine federal statutory law as it applies to employment discrimination, with an emphasis on discrimination based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion and age.  The most prominent statutes in this area are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and an older civil rights statute from the Reconstruction era, 42 U.S.C. §1981. The course will explore the substantive meanings of “discrimination” under these acts, the models of proof for establishing a claim, the theoretical underpinnings of the statutes, and some of the procedural and remedial issues relevant to employment discrimination law.

Employment Discrimination