Voting Rights and Redistricting: Reshaping American Democracy

This course examines the struggle for equal participation in society by sexual minorities.

Voting Rights and Redistricting: Reshaping American Democracy

This class teaches students the fundamentals of redistricting and voting rights law as well as provide practical knowledge of how redistricting plans are developed and litigated. Covering redistricting law, congressional reapportionment, census and representation, the federal Voting Rights Act and redistricting skills, this class would be offered at the beginning of the post-2020 state and local redistricting cycle when public attention and focus will be on this topic. Every state and local government will redraw congressional, state legislative and local governmental legislative district lines beginning in early 2021.

The initial fall 2020 offering of this upper-level seminar course familiarizes students with redistricting and the federal Voting Rights Act at a time when the public, media, and other academic institutions will be focused on what happens beginning in early 2021 and will continue throughout the coming decade.

Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Civil Rights/Civil Liberties

2 Credits


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