HSEX6011: Impacts of Law, Policy, and Government Regulation on Human Sexuality

3 CreditsField StudyOnline Available

This course will introduce students to United States government processes that impact human sexuality across human life stages. Students will learn the differences between and processes for creating and changing law, public policy, and administrative regulation. Select international policies and laws may be examined in comparison to U.S. systems. In tandem with law and policymaking tools, students will learn the content and impact of current government actions and restrictions on gender and sexuality. The substantive law and policy topics covered include sex education, pregnancy and parenting, and gender-affirming care for young people; sexual behavior, criminalization, and consent; healthcare including abortion care; non-discrimination protections in employment and education; and issues faced by older adults. Students will illustrate their understanding of U.S. law and policy tools and content by producing a self-directed final project on the topic of their choosing.

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B+ Average (3.428)Most Common: A (44%)

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