POL-255 : Law, Marriage, and Society

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Political Science
Subject:
Political Science
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
In this course we will analyze issues arising in the context of marriage and the family from a socio-legal perspective. The course will begin by examining the history of marriage, charting its inception and its various incarnations throughout the centuries leading up to our present conception of its role in society. We will then survey of the law of domestic relations, including the law of marriage and annulment, divorce, legitimacy of children, custody, and adoption. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: POL 101 or SO 152 OR PERMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR.