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ITALST 100 001 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 remotely

Andrea Privitera PDF icon ITALST 100_A.Privitera_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
ITALST 120 001 Italian Cinema

This is a survey of the most representative works of Italian cinema, from the early 20th century to present day. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of one of the most influential world cinemas. Special attention will be given to cinematic movements, the role of directors, and cult movies.


Offered remotely

Yuri Sangalli PDF icon ITALST 120_Y.Sangalli_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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 remotely

Antonio Nicaso PDF icon ITALST 265_A.Nicaso_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
ITALST 291 001 Italian Culture and Civilization 1

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


Offered on campus

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro PDF icon ITALST 291_R.Cauchi-Santoro_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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 remotely (001, 002) and online (081)

Anastasia Tataryn, Carlie Leroux-Demir, Frederick Desroches PDF icon LS 101-001_A.Tataryn_Fall 2021.pdfPDF icon LS 101-002_C.Leroux-Demir_Fall 2021.pdfPDF icon LS 101-081_F.Desroches_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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 remotely

Carlie Leroux-Demir PDF icon LS 202_C.Leroux-Demir_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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.

Held with SOC 229


Offered online

Frederick Desroches PDF icon SOC 229-LS 229-081_F.Desroches_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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, CLAS 210


Offered remotely

Dan Hutter PDF icon HIST 210-CLAS 210-LS 235_D.Hutter_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
LS 272 001 Psychology of Law

Psychological principles drawn from a variety of subdisciplines (e.g., social, clinical, cognitive) will be surveyed in terms of their relevance and application to the legal system. Topics may include jury selection and decision-making, eyewitness testimony, insanity defense, competency assessment, risk assessment, and attitudes toward law and the legal process.

Held with PSYCH 230


Offered remotely

John Rempel PDF icon PSYCH 230-LS 272_J.Rempel_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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.


Offered remotely

Ryan Devitt PDF icon ENGL 210I-LS 291_R.Devitt_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021