Gender and Law in U.S. History OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate U.S. History Class by MIT

Published Feb 19, 2009

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'Gender and Law in the U.S.' is a free OpenCourseWare MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Students taking this class can learn about the relationship between law and society and how changes in legal precedent have caused shifts and changes in gender roles throughout American history. This undergraduate-level class is intended for students interested in studying Law, History, Sociology and other related topics.

Gender and Law in U.S. History: Course Specifics

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Gender and Law in U.S. History: Course Description

Explore the legal history of America through historical documents and legal cases in the 'Gender and Law in U.S. History' OpenCourseWare. Topics included include women in the legal system, marriage, women and prison, race, religion and adoption and gender and feminism in the legal system. This free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taught by Professor Christopher Capozzola. Students taking this course can develop an understanding of how the societal roles of women have evolved and how these changes have expanded across race, religion and class. How the legal system has changed for both men and women will also be examined through studies of topics, such as marriage, divorce and reproduction.

Course materials include links to online resources, a list of suggested readings, assignment recommendations and more. To learn more about this free course, visit the gender and law course page.

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