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ITALST 112 001 Sexual Identities and Relationships in Italy

This course explores the contributions of Italian women artists, writers, and intellectuals from the Enlightenment until contemporary times. The focus will be on the expression of sexual identities, the nature of relationships, and the influence of family ties.


Offered on campus

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro PDF icon ITALST 112-SMF 112_R.Cauchi-Santoro_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
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

Carlie Leroux-Demir, Susan Dianne Brophy PDF icon LS 101-001_C.Leroux-Demir_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
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 Winter 2023
LS 229 001, 081 Special 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 and online

Carlie Leroux-Demir PDF icon SOC 229-LS-229-001_C.Leroux-Demir_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
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

Dan Hutter PDF icon HIST 236-LS 236_D.Hutter_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
LS 272 001 Psychology and 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 on campus

John Rempel PDF icon PSYCH 230-LS 272_J.Rempel_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
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

Ryan Devitt PDF icon ENGL 210I-LS 291_R.Devitt_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
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

Frederick Desroches Winter 2023
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_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023
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.


Offered on campus


Section 001 course outline available by request only

Honor Brabazon, Carlie Leroux-Demir PDF icon LS 401-002_C.Leroux-Demir_Winter 2023.pdf Winter 2023