Legal Studies (LGST) 390
Women, Equality and the Law (Revision 2)
Revision 2 is closed for registrations, replaced by current version
Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Applied Studies
LGST 390 is not available for Challenge.
Questions about this course? Contact the course professor: Dale Dewhurst.
LGST 390 is designed to introduce you to the history of women's engagement with the law as a tool to achieve social change. In this course, you will examine both traditional women's issues (abortion, pornography) and more cutting-edge issues (transgendered persons) which exemplify the feminist legal movement in Canada.
LGST 390 is divided into four parts.
Part I: Learning the Language: Feminist, Legal Discourse
- Unit 1: An Introduction to Feminist Discourse
- Unit 2: Basic Legal Principles and the Canadian Legal System
- Unit 3: Women's Legal Personality: A Test Case
- Unit 4: Critical Perspectives on Law and Rights
Part II: Equality
- Unit 5: The Concept of Equality
- Unit 6: Section 15 of the Charter: A History and Overview
Part III: Case Studies
- Unit 7: Abortion
- Unit 8: Pregnancy and Child Rearing
- Unit 9: Pornography
- Unit 10: Sexual Violence
Part IV: Emerging Women's Issues
- Unit 11: Who is a Woman? Transgendered Persons
To receive credit for LGST 390, you must complete two written assignments and a final essay with a précis, and obtain a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Précis for Final Essay||Final Paper||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
The course materials include a student manual, study guide, and a reading file.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, January 14, 2008.
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