PSC 225 Equity and Justice in the United States

This course focuses on the historical development of the conflict between the American people's commitment to equality, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, and its correspondence with economic realities. It touches upon equality and race, equality and gender, equality and sexuality, and the relationship these topics have had with economics over the course of this nation's history. The development of U.S policy in these areas will also be compared and contrasted with other approaches around the world, including how the selection of particular policies in the United States influences America's evolving relationship with the rest of the world. Students will develop analytical thinking skills through evaluating concepts and literature in political science and other fields.