Future of the Family

Future of the Family

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet
Spring 2020 seminar
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3008
2 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar addresses a broad range of issues that may include: parenting and procreation; child abuse and neglect; family preservation policy; high-tech infertility treatment; the commercialization of reproduction (sale of eggs, sperm, embryos and pregnancy services); non-traditional family forms (single parenting, gay/lesbian parenting, same-sex unions and marriage, transracial and international adoption); and fetal abuse, sex selection, cloning, stem cell research and the new eugenics options.

This seminar is designed for students interested in writing a research paper on any issue related to the above range of topics as well as for students interested in doing papers on ideas explored in connection with any Child Advocacy Program (CAP) course (Child, Family & State, Family Law, The Art of Social Change, CAP Clinics). Students will have an opportunity to share their work in class and will receive extensive feedback and guidance.

Students are encouraged to meet with the Professor prior to the start of the Spring term to discuss potential paper topics. Seminar requirements include: regular attendance, active participation, and a research paper. Students are encouraged to write a substantial paper for an additional credit.

Subject Areas: Family, Gender & Children's Law