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ITALST 100 081 Understanding Modern Italy

This course examines Italy's transformation from Unification in 1861 to present day. Students will explore its paradoxes and challenges through films and readings on topics such as the World Wars, the rise of fascism, internal terrorism, and migration in order to gain an understanding of contemporary Italian society and culture.

 

Offered online

Winter 2024
ITALST 111 081 Sex, Marriage, and Family Traditions in Italy

This course explores the contributions of Italian women artists, writers, and intellectuals from the Medieval times through the Renaissance to the Baroque period. The focus will be on the institutions of marriage and of the family.

 

Held with SMF 111

 

Offered online

Winter 2024
ITALST 263 001 Contagion, Disease, and Illness in Italian Literature and Film

This course will focus on representations of contagion and illness in Italian literature and film. Covering such topics as the portrayal of the Bubonic Plague in 14th-century novelle, Renaissance descriptions of syphilis, Verist and Neo-realist stories about contagion and poverty, and the projection of social malaise in art films, students will assess the ways in which disease is depicted in primary texts. Students will gain familiarity with contemporary contagion theories, as well as historicization and cultural criticism of literary and cinematic accounts of disease. In this course students will consider the psycho-social impact of contagion and disease from multiple perspectives - near and far, past, and present.

 

Held with HHUM 263

 

Offered on campus

Winter 2024
ITALST 292 081 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.

 

Offered online

Winter 2024
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.

 

Offered on campus and online

Winter 2024
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

Winter 2024
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.

 

Held with HIST 236

 

Offered on campus

Winter 20241
LS 291 001 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.

 

Held with ENGL 210I

 

Offered on campus

Winter 2024
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.

 

Held with SOC 327

 

Offered online

Winter 2024
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 online and on campus components

Winter 2024