611.11 Readings: Transgender Issues

This one-credit Readings class will focus on the evolving political and legal rights and experiences of the transgender community both historically and in the current political environment. Through readings and discussion, students and faculty will examine transgender experiences in both the personal context and in the political context of the broader LGBTQ and re-thinking gender movements. Each class session will focus on different aspects of the experiences of transgender people, starting with an overview and definition of terms, with subsequent classes focusing on transgender history, health disparities, criminal legal system, and transgender children. We will devote two classes to a discussion of legal rights, including employment, education, and bathroom access on both the state and federal level pre- and post the current Trump administration. These classes will tie into the North Carolina controversial HB2 bill.  Students will write three short reflection papers focused on the class readings.

This Readings section counts as a PIPS elective.

Fall 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Ames Simmons
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.11.F20
Email list: LAW.611.11.F20@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice