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Spring 2015 Credit Courses: Legal Studies

BA in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies

online courses iconArts and Entertainment Law
An introduction to fundamental legal and business concepts that affect artists and arts managers, with emphasis on copyright protection and infringement. Students study and analyze artist agreements, amendment protections for symbolic and literal speech and the limits to those protections, the basics of contract law and statutory protection for artists, and the terms and nature of business relationships, plus other important areas of the law that affect the arts community.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
AMG3170 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Lawrence Berglas
Jan. 21–May 12

The Law and Film
An examination of how law functions (or malfunctions), using contemporary films to illustrate the U.S. criminal justice system. Students review a series of films and compare them to literature and contemporary realities. Topics include arrest, interrogation, and the right to an attorney; preparation for trial and jury selection; the conduct of a trial, including opening statements, examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses, and sentencing; and imprisonment.
CMS3120 / 4 credits
Linda Gironda
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 6
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Introduction to Criminal Law
Topics include the structure of the criminal justice system; the impact of the Supreme Court on criminal justice; and the process of arrest, prosecution, and sentencing.
LEG1510 / 4 credits
Colleen Duffy
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Law and the Family
The law touches everyone from conception to the grave and beyond. Family interactions between spouses, parents, children, and elders are dictated by rights and duties defined in the law. This course explores how the law weaves in and out of family structures in an attempt to protect and preserve certain rights and values.
LEG3020 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Arnold Streisfeld
Tue., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Legal Research
Students learn how to research the law and assess both its impact and effectiveness through research projects on the impact of law in a range of areas (e.g., consumer rights; the rights of women, students, minorities, and aliens; the rights of both the accused and the victims of crime).
LEG3065 / 4 credits
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconRacial Inequalities
Given the ethnic complexity of society, major social institutions—including education, criminal justice, health care, social services, and business—face many challenges. This course explores the past, present, and future of race and ethnicity in American society, and how immigration, culture, religion, education, and income play parts in prejudice, discrimination, and racial inequalities.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and 19, Mar. 12, April 9 and 30. Please visit for details.
SOC3415 / 4 credits
To be announced
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Studies in Victimology
Focuses on the central character in a criminal act—the victim. Objectives include understanding victimization and learning how to offer a victim real help. Diverse reactions are analyzed and various forms of practical help are examined. Special attention is given to such crimes as sexual assault and the various categories of abuse (child, adolescent, elder, parental, and spousal), and to the survivors of homicide victims.
SOC3575 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Tim Mante
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated Jan. 9, 2015

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