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Spring 2016 Credit Courses: Legal Studies

BA in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies

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. 25–May 9
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
Arnold Streisfeld
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 10
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
Lori Hauser
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

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.
Prerequisite: AMG 1100 or permission of instructor
AMG3170 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Lawrence Berglas
Jan. 20–May 10

Censorship: Sociological and Legal Perspectives
Sociologists have long understood that the study of censorship can yield an understanding of the structure and values of a society. Modern societies define and enforce limits on expression by defining certain forms of expression as obscene, pornographic, subversive, etc. Censorship in film, literature, and theatre is the major focus.
LEG3480 / 4 credits
Arnold Streisfeld
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 20–May 4
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
Timothy Mante
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 20–May 4
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated Sept. 30, 2015

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