Dec 09, 2023  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 3725 - The Supreme Court and Race (CL)

This course will analyze the Supreme Court’s evolving treatment of racial issues. The focus will be upon the Supreme Court’s trends in the law, both historically and politically. The course will look at the treatment of various minority groups, from Dred Scott and the Chinese Exclusion cases through modern race discrimination, reverse discrimination, and evolving trends in affirmative action. A portion of the course will analyze racial bias in the criminal justice system, including racial disparity on death row and racial profiling. This class is directed at preparing students for graduate school and law school.