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Erik Larson, Co-Director
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Patrick Schmidt, Co-Director
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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 4, 2015 at 09:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 300-01  Jr Civic Engagement Seminar
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 213 Duchess Harris
*First day attendance required*

ANTH 394-01  Anthropology of Morality
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 05 Anna Jacobsen
The world as we know it has become increasingly one in which defining and identifying the "moral" is both of vital importance socially and simultaneously highly personal and subjective. Yet, we often presume that morality is something quintessentially universal. This course will draw on new studies of morality within anthropology to examine issues of violence (such as in post-conflict settings in East Africa and Southeast Asia), on issues of religion and piety as they pertain to personhood and group identity (such as in Papua New Guinea), and in politics and political rhetoric, both in North America and in non-western locations. In this course, by drawing on a combination of ethnography, news and journal articles, film, anthropological theory and class discussion, students will unpack the dense and often personal topic of morality, worldwide, and from an anthropological perspective. What can we learn about ourselves and others if we understand the world as one with multiple moralities rather than one with a singular moral code? What are the implications of this? Please note: Students wishing to count this course toward Legal Studies will choose a final paper topic that intersects with law.

INTL 487-01  Senior Seminar: Rule of Law and the Chaos of Globalization
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN James von Geldern
*Course to meet in Carnegie 411*

PHIL 121-01  Ethics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 111 William Wilcox
 
PHIL 121-02  Ethics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 111 William Wilcox
 
POLI 206-01  US Constitutional Law and Thought
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 215 Patrick Schmidt
 
PSYC 377-01  Moral Psychology
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 370 Steve Guglielmo
 
SOCI 190-01  Criminal Behavior / Social Control
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 105 Erik Larson
*First Year Course only* The use of imprisonment as a form of criminal punishment is only about as old at the United States. Currently, 1 in 100 adults in the United States are in prison or jail. How should we understand the growth of this form of criminal punishment? How is it similar to other methods to react to and to attempt to control unwanted behavior? What are the social consequences of these formal institutions of social control? In this course, we examine these developments in the processes and organization of social control, paying particular attention to criminal behavior and formal, legal responses to crime. We study and evaluate sociological theories of criminal behavior to understand how social forces influence levels of crimes. We examine recent criminal justice policies in the United States and their connections to inequality, examining the processes that account for expanding criminalization. Finally, we compare the development of formal, bureaucratic systems of social control and informal methods of social control, paying attention to the social and political implications of these developments.

SOCI 230-01  Affirmative Action Policy
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 105 Terry Boychuk
 

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 4, 2015 at 09:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
INTL 114-01  Intro to International Studies: International Codes of Conduct
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 404 James von Geldern
*Open to First Year and Sophomore or, permission from the instructor*

INTL 114-02  Intro to International Studies: International Codes of Conduct
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 404 James von Geldern
*Open to First Year and Sophomore or, permission from the instructor*

PHIL 121-01  Ethics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 010 Samuel Asarnow
 
PHIL 121-02  Ethics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 010 Samuel Asarnow
 
PHIL 224-01  Philosophy of Law
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 003 William Wilcox
 
POLI 207-01  US Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 206 Patrick Schmidt
 

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