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Subject Course Section Course Title Course Description Instructor Files Term
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
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 PDF icon SOC 327-LS 327-081_F.Desroches_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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 remotely

Andrew Stumpf PDF icon PHIL 327-LS 351_A.Stumpf_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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 (001) and remotely (002, 003)

Carlie Leroux-Demir, Honor Brabazon PDF icon LS 401-001_C.Leroux-Demir_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
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 remotely

Susan Dianne Brophy PDF icon LS 402-001-002_S.Brophy_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
LS 496 002 Special Topics in Legal Studies - Precarious Work in a Digital Age

This course will deal with selected topics in Legal Studies. Subjects will be dependent upon the research and/or instructional interests of faculty.


Offered remotely

Anastasia Tataryn PDF icon LS 496_A.Tataryn_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021
MEDVL 115 001 Crusading in the Middle Ages

This course examines the historical events and cultural assumptions that led to the European phenomenon of crusading, or holy war, between 1095 and 1453.

Held with HIST 115


Offered remotely

Eduardo Fabbro PDF icon HIST 115-MEDVL 115_E.Fabbro_Fall 2021.pdf Fall 2021