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L799 Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction & the Constitution

Description This course will explore the various ways in which state and federal governments have used and abused power to regulate sexuality and reproduction in the United States, as well as what the proper role of government is with regard to sexual activity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and roles, and pregnancy. We will pay special attention to the constitutional protections afforded in those areas and will touch upon the dominant theories#natural law, Foucault, liberal, feminist, and economic theories#that inform contesting views. Possible specific topics may include: contraception and abortion restrictions and protections; regulation of women during pregnancy, sexuality education; LGBTQIA discriminations and protections in contexts of marriage, adoption, employment, and sexual intimacy; the enforcement of gender and gender roles including through the medical and societal treatment of intersex children; and restrictions on sexual activity such as sodomy, the use of #sex toys,# S&M, statutory rape, incest, and prostitution. Requirements include active preparation and class participation (including weekly short #thought# papers) and an independent research paper on a topic of the student#s choosing (satisfies the advanced research requirement). No exam.

Faculty D. Johnsen

SemesterTitleFaculty
Fall 2014 - 2015Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction & the ConstitutionJohnsen, D.
Fall 2013 - 2014Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction & the ConstitutionJohnsen, D.
Fall 2012 - 2013Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction & the ConstitutionJohnsen, D.
Fall 2010 - 2011Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction & the Constitution (syllabus) (first day's assignment)Johnsen, D.
Fall 2009 - 2010Seminar in Constitutional Law: Sexuality, Reproduction & the ConstitutionJohnsen, D.