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ITALST 265 001 The Mafia

This course analyzes the visual media representation of the Mafia in North America and the manner in which it often glorifies the Italian Mafiosi's lifestyle. The goal is to deconstruct the romanticized portrayal of the Italian and Italian-American gangster created in visual media by analyzing atrocities committed by organized crime.


Offered on campus

Alessia Ursella PDF icon ITALST 265_A.Ursella_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
ITALST 291 081 Italian Culture and Civilization 1

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


Offered online

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro PDF icon ITALST 291_R.Cauchi-Santoro_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
LS 101 001, 002, 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.


Offered on campus and online

Carlie Leroux-Demir, Anastasia Tataryn PDF icon LS 101-001-002_C.Leroux-Demir_Fall 2022.pdfPDF icon LS 101-081_A.Tataryn_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
LS 202 001 Criminal Law

A case-study approach to the study of criminal law in Canada with a focus on basic concepts and core principles relating to legal judgements along with comparative examination between civil and criminal law and attention to legal theory.


Offered on campus


Course outline available by request only

Honor Brabazon Fall 2022
LS 229 001 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.


Held with SOC 229


Offered on campus

Frederick Desroches PDF icon SOC 229-LS 229_F.Desroches_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
LS 235 001 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.


Held with HIST 210 and CLAS 210


Offered on campus

Dan Hutter PDF icon HIST 210-CLAS 210-LS 235_D.Hutter_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
LS 327 001 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.


Held with SOC 327


Offered on campus

Frederick Desroches PDF icon SOC 327-LS 327_F.Desroches_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
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.


Held with PHIL 327


Offered in a blended format with on campus and online components

Stéphanie Grégoire PDF icon PHIL 327-LS 351_S.Gregoire_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
LS 401 001, 002, 003 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.


Offered on campus


Course outlines not posted available by request only

Honor Brabazon, Frederick Desroches PDF icon LS 401-003_F.Desroches_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022
LS 402 001, 002 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.


Offered on campus

Susan Dianne Brophy, Carlie Leroux-Demir PDF icon LS 402-001_S.Brophy_Fall 2022.pdfPDF icon LS 402-002_C.Leroux-Demir_Fall 2022.pdf Fall 2022