Course Description

This course examines legal and policy issues related to gender inequality, including reproductive rights and abortion, sexuality, wages and labor policy, welfare policy, sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence. A special focus will be placed on the intersection of gender, sexual orientation, race, and class.

The course will be organized around reading major US Supreme Court decisions each week, coupled with historical and social/political commentary on each case. We will also watch a series of documentary films and have several guest speakers, all of whom are directly working on gender equality issues today.

Syllabus: Fall 2019

Women & Public Policy Syllabus_F19.pdf

Student Feedback

"The final paper has been my favorite so far, it is very open ended based on the course topics, but the interaction we have had with other students on giving feedback has been wonderfully constructive."

"Professor Anlar had very practical experience and visible passion in educating the class which kept me engaged."

"Professor Anlar made a three hour class enjoyable by remaining alert and consistent with her presentation of relevant material."