This course provides an overview of various intersections between sociology and law in the United States, from the origins of the country through current debates. Substantive topics include how race, gender, class, or sexual orientation may affect immigration and citizenship, education, housing and residence, or criminal justice. We will examine these issues through social science articles, case law, the U.S. Constitution and other laws, as well as media output (film and newsprint). In addition to these resources, student experiences and perspectives will inform class discussions.
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