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LS 402 001, 002, 003 Perspectives on Legal Authority and Subjectivity

This seminar explores the relation between those who make or administer law and select legal subjects whose lives and identities are shaped by law. Students will debate and assess selected perspectives while touching on various disciplines spanning the social sciences and humanities.

Kevin Burrows PDF icon LS 402-001_K.Burrows_Winter 2020.pdfPDF icon LS 402-002_K.Burrows_Winter 2020.pdfPDF icon LS 402-003_K.Burrows_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
LS 401 001, 002 Law, Culture, and Rights

This seminar explores the intersection of culture and rights from a legal studies perspective in order to better understand the diversity of ways that law shapes our society, and vice versa. Students will debate and assess selected topics from the perspective of various disciplines spanning the social sciences and humanities.

Honor Brabazon, Anastasia Tataryn PDF icon LS 401-002_A.Tataryn_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
LS 351 001 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 PDF icon PHIL 327-LS 351_S.Gregoire_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
LS 327 081 Policing in a Democratic Society

A critical examination of the police as social control agents in contemporary democratic societies. Topics include the historical evolution of policing; police recruitment, training, and education; police/community relations; the occupational subculture of the police; police authority and discretion; private policing; and police deviance and criminality.

Cross-listed with SOC 327

Frederick Desroches Winter 2020
LS 286 001 Law in Popular Culture

Much is at stake in how law is portrayed in paintings, literature, music, television, and movies. In this course students will draw on a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities to study how law is represented in popular culture, and how these representations, in turn, impact how we view law.

Rade Zinaić Winter 2020
LS 236 001 Law and Society in the Middle Ages

A study of the laws and legal procedures of the Middle Ages. This course examines the relationship between legal procedures and institutions and the medieval societies that produced them.

Cross-listed with HIST 236

Dan Hutter PDF icon HIST 236-LS 236_D.Hutter_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
LS 229 001, 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 Winter 229
LS 101 001, 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, Patrick Watson PDF icon LS 101_A.Tataryn_Winter 20202.pdf Winter 2020
ITALST 391 001 The Italian Novel and Cinema

A survey of some of the principal novels of the 20th century in Italy in association with their cinematic versions by eminent Italian film directors.

Cross-listed with ITAL 391

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro PDF icon ITALST 391-ITAL 391_R.Cauchi-Santoro_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020
ITALST 292 001 Italian Culture and Civilization 2

A survey of developments in Italian culture - history, literature, painting, and music - in the post-Renaissance period, with emphasis on modern Italy.

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro PDF icon ITALST 292_R.Cauchi-Santoro_Winter 2020.pdf Winter 2020