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HUMSC 101 041 Great Dialogues: Reflection and Action

What is the relationship between thinking and action? Do they pull us in different directions? Can they be integrated? This course investigates how our own dialogue with core texts, from antiquity (e.g., Homer, Plato, Christian Scriptures) to the present (e.g., Joyce, Arendt), offers ways of understanding the dilemmas and issues raised by these texts and present in our culture.

David Perrin Fall 2020
ITAL 101 041 Introduction to Italian Language 1

An intensive study of the fundamentals of grammar and conversation. The language laboratory will be used.

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro Fall 2020
ITAL 102 041 Introduction to Italian Language 2

A continuation of ITAL 101, with more emphasis on conversation and everyday uses of language.

Yuri Sangalli Fall 2020
ITALST 265 041 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

The course analyzes the visual media representation of the Mafia in North America. It focuses on the manner in which North American visual culture often glorifies the Italian Mafiosi's lifestyle. As this characterization of both the Mafia and the Mafiosi began with the archetypal figures of the bosses, special attention will be given to the visual practices of the 1930s, to Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy, as well as to the television series "The Sopranos." The goal is to deconstruct the romanticized portrayal of the Italian and Italian-American gangster lifestyle created on visual media and television by analyzing the atrocities committed by organized crime.

Antonio Nicaso Fall 2020
ITALST 291 041 Italian Culture and Civilization 1

A survey of developments in Italian culture - history, literature, and the arts - up to and including the Renaissance.

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro Fall 2020
LS 101 041, 042, 081 Introduction to Legal Studies

An introduction to the study of law, its structure, and legal institutions from a cross-cultural and historical perspective. This interdisciplinary course examines the origins of legal systems and their impact on society. Included is an analysis of the diverse historical, political, economic, and cultural conditions under which law arises and functions within society.

Anastasia Tataryn, Honor Brabazon, Frederick Desroches Fall 2020
LS 229 081 Selected Topics in Criminology

Sociological analysis of research and theory on selected criminal activities. Motivation, modus operandi, and the social characteristics of offenders will be examined in relation to such specific crimes as drug and sexual offenses, theft, robbery, murder, organized crime, and/or other criminal activities.


Cross-listed with SOC 229

Carlie Leroux-Demir Fall 2020
LS 235 041 History of Ancient Law

A historical introduction to law in the ancient world. Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite, and Roman law, legal practices, and concepts will be examined.


Cross-listed with HIST 210, CLAS 210

Dan Hutter Fall 2020
LS 291 041 Legal Writing

A study of the principles, processes, and various forms of writing used in the practice of law and drafting of legislation. The history and structure of legal writing, including current debates about plain language, will be examined.


Cross-listed with ENGL 210I

Fall 2020
LS 351 041 Philosophy of Law

Basic themes in the philosophy of law. Issues include the nature of law and its relation to morality and politics, legal reasoning, the justification of punishment, and theories of rights, responsibility, and liability.


Cross-listed with PHIL 327

Stéphanie Grégoire Fall 2020