Subject Course Section Course Title Course Description Instructor Files Term
ITAL 101 001, 081 Introduction to Italian Language 1

An intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar and conversation.

 

Offered on campus and online

Fall 2024
ITAL 102 081 Introduction to Italian Language 2

A continuation of ITAL101, with more emphasis on conversation and everyday uses of language.

 

Offered online

Fall 2024
ITAL 201 001 Intermediate Italian 1

Advanced study of grammar. Conversation sessions based on intermediate-level readings reflecting contemporary Italian life. Intensive practice in the spoken and written language.

 

Offered in coordination with the University of Guelph

 

Offered in a blended format with online synchronous and on campus components

Fall 2024
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

Fall 2024
ITAL 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

Fall 2024
ITALST 291 081 Italian Culture and Civilization 1

A survey of developments in Italian late Medieval and Renaissance culture and civilization. Students will critically assess the emerging Italian short story (novella), paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, theatrical performances and opera in its nascent form. Students will be able to distinguish artistic styles of various genres pertaining to the late Medieval and Renaissance eras and understand how these reflect the cultural zeitgeist of these periods.

 

Offered online

Fall 2024
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

Fall 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 online with synchronous times

Fall 2024
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

Fall 2024
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 on campus

Fall 2024