This seminar explores the tension between �traditional� sex discrimination doctrine and increasingly complex understandings of sex, gender, sexuality and sexual identity, as well as increasing attention to the intersection of these with race and other social signifiers. The focus will be on interpretations of constitutional equal protection and statutory equal employment opportunity (i.e., 14th Amendment and Title VII). Although there are no formal prerequisites, basic understanding of these doctrines will be assumed.
Seminar members will be expected to present their own research and analysis and to provide constructive criticism to others. Paper topics must be approved by the instructor early in the semester. Completed seminar papers will satisfy the general writing requirement. Alternative grading options may be proposed, subject to instructor approval.