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Courses for Making and Breaking the Law Theme

Bolded Courses are offered in Summer 2016 and/or Fall 2016.

The thematic track provides a way for students to map their academic trajectory, from freshman to senior year. As they pursue the track, they first break down their assumptions about the naturalness and inevitability of the law, then consider a range of questions about law and justice, and ultimately explore ways of remaking the law in their disciplinary areas of expertise.

The First Year Seminar

CAS 2500: Breaking the Law Theme Seminar is an innovative seminar course offered to incoming freshmen each fall by a rotating team of A&S faculty. The seminar will be linked to a Law, Justice & Culture learning community as well as relevant introductory courses in the disciplines.

Theme Courses

  • CAS 2500: Breaking the Law Theme Seminar (fall, spring)

Cultural Perspectives (Tier 2CP)

  • ANTH 1010 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (fall, spring, summer)

Fine Arts (Tier 2FA)

  • IART 1180 Introduction to the Arts: Objects and Events (fall, spring)

Humanities and Literature (Tier 2HL)

  • HIST 1210 Western Civilization to 1500 (fall, spring)
  • HIST 1220 Western Civilization: Modernity from 1500 (fall, spring, summer)
  • PHIL 1300 Introduction to Ethics (fall, spring, summer)
  • WGSS 1000 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (fall, summer)

Natural Sciences (Tier 2NS)

  • ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (fall, spring)
  • BIOS 1030 Human Biology I: Basic Principles (fall, spring, summer)
  • BIOS 1700 Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1000 Plants and the Global Environment (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 1140 Foundations of Plant Biology (fall, spring)

Social Sciences (Tier 2SS)

  • ECON 1030 Principles of Microeconomics (fall, spring, summer)
  • GEOG 1200 Human Geography (fall, spring)
  • SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology (fall, spring, summer)
  • SW 1000 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (fall, spring)

A&S Humanities

  • CLAS 2310 Human Aspirations Greeks, Romans
  • CLAS 3120 Greek Tragedy and Comedy
  • CLWR 4330 Political Islam (spring)
  • COMS 3601 Courtroom Rhetoric (spring)
  • ENG 3290 Rhetoric and Law (fall)
  • ENG 3300 Ecological Discourses in English Studies (fall)
  • ENG 3570 Law and Literature (spring)
  • ENG 3980 Critical Theory Multi-Ethnic/Cross Cultural
  • ENG 4500 Postcolonial and Transnational Literature
  • HIST 3148 Cultural Rebels in Modern US
  • HIST 3270 Slavery in the Americas
  • HIST 3520 Roman Law and Society
  • HIST 4536 Eternal Rome: Power and Piety
  • PHIL 2400 Social and Political Philosophy (fall, spring)
  • PHIL 4300 Contemporary Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 4400 Contemporary Social Philosophy (spring)
  • PHIL 4420 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 4460 Justice and Liberty
  • WGSS 4110 Women and Globalization (fall)
  • WGSS 4500 Advanced Feminist Theory
  • WGSS 4610 Queer Theory

A&S Natural Sciences

  • ANTH 3460 Human Osteology
  • ANTH 3550 Medical Anthropology (spring)
  • ANTH 4470 Forensic Anthropology (summer)
  • ANTH 4480 Blood, Bones and Violence
  • BIOS 2050 Human Biology: Sex and Reproduction
  • BIOS 2060 Drugs and the Brain (fall, summer)
  • BIOS 2200 Conservation and Biodiversity (spring, summer)
  • BIOS 2210/2215 (lab) Microbes and Humans (fall, spring, summer)
  • BIOS 3640 Forensic Biology (fall)
  • CHEM 4840/4840L (lab) Forensic Chemistry I (fall)
  • PBIO 1090 Americans and Their Forests (fall, spring, summer)
  • PBIO 2050 Biotechnology: From the Lab to Daily Life (fall)
  • PBIO 2170 Women in Science
  • PBIO 4170 Biological Research and Science Ethics (fall)
  • PBIO 4500 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (fall)

A&S Social Sciences

  • AAS 1900 Difficult Dialogues: Race, Law & Religion in America (fall, spring)
  • AAS 2540 History of Injustice in U.S. (fall, spring)
  • AAS 3450 The Black Woman (fall, summer)
  • AAS 3460 Black Men and Masculinities (spring)
  • AAS 3680 African American Political Thought (fall)
  • ANTH 3400 Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 3450 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 3510 Political Anthropology
  • ANTH 3530 Anthropology of Violence and Peace (spring)
  • ANTH 4580 Peoples, Plagues and Pestilence (fall)
  • ANTH 4620 Human Rights, Law and Justice in Northern Ireland
  • ECON 3120 Economics of Poverty
  • ECON 3130 Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 3150 Economics of Health Care (spring)
  • ECON 3160 Economics and the Law
  • ECON 3200 Labor Economics (spring)
  • ECON 3220 Economics of Human Resources
  • ECON 3340 Economics of Antitrust
  • ECON 4250 Government and Economic Policy
  • GEOG 3250 Political Geography (fall)
  • GEOG 3270 Social Geographies
  • GEOG 3460 Environmental Law (fall)
  • GEOG 4560 The City and the Environment (spring)
  • HIST 3004 Revolutionary Law
  • HIST 3018 History of the American South to 1900
  • HIST 3020 Survey of American Indian History
  • HIST 3070 Famous Trials in American History
  • HIST 3090 American Constitutional History, Part 1
  • HIST 3090 American Constitutional History, 1880s to Present
  • HIST 3106 History of American Conservatism
  • HIST 3200 Women in American History Before 1877 (spring)
  • HIST 3201 Women in American History Since 1877
  • HIST 3220 1960s in U.S.: Decade of Controversy (fall)
  • HIST 3641 Contemporary Europe (spring)
  • HIST 3681 Germany in the 20th Century (spring)
  • HIST 3682 Nazi Germany (fall)
  • HIST 3683: Germany between East and West (pending approval)
  • HIST 3770 History of Jewish Holocaust (spring)
  • HIST 3869 The Modern English Constitution
  • HIST 4770: Perspectives on the Holocaust (pending approval)
  • LJC 2000 Core Course Law, Justice & Culture (spring)
  • POLS 1600 Engaging Politics (spring, summer)
  • POLS 2200 Politics of Law (fall, spring)
  • POLS 2700 Introduction to Political Theory (spring, summer)
  • POLS 3700 The Enlightenment and Its Critics
  • POLS 4010 American Constitutional Law (spring)
  • POLS 4040 Civil Liberties (fall, spring)
  • POLS 4210 The Politics of Law and Sexuality
  • POLS 4250 Environmental and Natural Resources Politics & Policy
  • POLS 4260 Environmental Movement (spring)
  • POLS 4490 Nationalism/Ethnic Conflict (fall)
  • POLS 4550 International Law (fall)
  • POLS 4555 Transitional Justice
  • POLS 4565 International Human Rights (fall)
  • POLS 4590 Terrorism (spring)
  • POLS 4705 The Politics of Rights
  • POLS 4710 Contemporary Radical & Critical Theories (fall)
  • POLS 4730 Animal/Human/Machine
  • POLS 4751 Critical Race Theory
  • POLS 4753 American Whiteness
  • POLS 4757 Race, Violence and Human Security (fall)
  • POLS 4758 Race and Public Policy
  • POLS 4765 Diaspora, Transnationalism, Post-Colonialism (spring)
  • POLS 4770 Legal Theory and Social Problems
  • POLS 4780 Feminists Political Theories and Movements
  • POLS 4840 Politics of Sustainability
  • POLS 4880 Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • POLS 4901 Special Topics: Utopian Communities
  • POLS 4902 Special Topics in Law and Politics: Law and Colonialism (fall)
  • POLS 4902 Special Topics in Law and Politics: Comparative Law
  • PSY 3520 Social Psychology of Justice (fall, summer)
  • SOC 2600 Criminal Justice (fall, spring, summer)
  • SOC 2610 Deviant Behavior (fall, spring, summer)
  • SOC 3310 Class & Inequality (fall)
  • SOC 3600 Criminology (fall, spring, summer)
  • SOC 3630 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 3640 Police and Society (fall, spring)
  • SOC 3650 Sociology of Mental Illness (fall)
  • SOC 3660 Punishment and Society (fall, summer)
  • SOC 3670 Corporate and Governmental Crime (fall)
  • SOC 4140 Contemporary Social Movements (spring)
  • SOC 4320 Political Sociology (spring)
  • SOC 4620 Sociology of the Courts
  • SOC 4640 Law in Societies (fall, spring)
  • SOC 4650 Social Change (fall)
  • SOC 4670 Violence Against Women
  • SOC 4680 Crimes Against Humanity
  • SOC 4700 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 4710 Gender and Justice
  • SOC 4810 Environmental Sociology (fall)
  • SW 3243 Social Welfare Law (spring)
  • SW 3602 Social Welfare Policy

Beyond the Classroom

The theme features events and activities "beyond the classroom" to enhance the intellectual community of students and faculty who share a common interest in law, justice, and culture. Such events include public lectures, scholars and artists in residence, film series, workshops, and reading groups. Culminating Courses: Remaking the Law: include existing and new T3 and T3E courses in various departments that provide opportunities for students to revisit the LJC theme and put their skills and knowledge into practice. These problem-based and project-oriented courses will provide opportunities for students to explore ways of "remaking" the law in specific major programs.

The thematic track is supported by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, a scholarly community dedicated to exploring law's formative role in social and political life, in domestic contexts as well as global arenas. The center's law-related resources, projects, and initiatives provide a vibrant and supportive environment for faculty, students, and alumni who are committed to this interdisciplinary project.

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