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May 31, 2016 at 10:12 am

BSO Freshmen Bobcats: Sign Up for Law and Justice Course CAS 2500

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture invites incoming freshmen students to enroll in a special law and justice course in Fall 2016. Seats are still available!

CAS 2500: Breaking the Law focuses on law and justice in relation to citizenship, global affairs, human rights, public health, and science and technology.

This course matches well with any major. It counts for the Ohio University general education Tier II Social Sciences—and the College of Arts & Sciences Social Science or Humanities requirements.mabtlSQUARE

It is the freshmen gateway course for the Making & Breaking the Law theme, and it is ideal for students who are interested in law school and graduate school, and careers in law, advocacy, criminal justice, social justice, human rights, lobbying, public affairs, and other career paths.

This team-taught interdisciplinary course course for freshmen and sophomores involves four faculty from Anthropology, Sociology-Criminology, and Interdisciplinary Arts. Each professor teaches a lecture section one day per week (90 students) and a seminar session one day per week (30 students). Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-2:50 p.m.

The course also involves one hour per week of activities Beyond the Classroom—events designed to enhance classroom learning and promote theme community among all Making and Breaking the Law faculty and students.

Events include public lectures, scholars and artists in residence, professional development seminars, film series, workshops, and reading groups.

Through CAS 2500, students join faculty in examining some of society’s most probing questions:

  • What is the relationship between vengeance and law?
  • How does democracy allow injustice to persist?
  • When and how do social actors break the law to seek social change?
  • Who owns our bodies and ideas?
  • Where do we draw the line between private and public?
  • Can there be global justice?

The course is also linked to two Center for Law, Justice & Culture learning communities. The Law, Justice & Culture Learning Community focuses on law from a liberal arts perspective, while the Pre-Law Learning Community focuses on undergraduate preparation for law school.

Through CAS 2500, students join faculty in examining some of society’s most probing questions:

  • What is the relationship between vengeance and law?
  • How does democracy allow injustice to persist?
  • When and how do social actors break the law to seek social change?
  • Who owns our bodies and ideas?
  • Where do we draw the line between private and public?
  • Can there be global justice?

The course is taught by Dr. Marina Peterson, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Associate Professor of Sociology-Criminology, and Dr. Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology.

This course provides all students, regardless of their academic major, a gateway to the wide array of courses bearing on issues of law and justice that fulfill upper-level distribution requirements in the College of Arts & Sciences.

It prepares students for admission to the special Law, Justice & Culture Certificate program.

It also prepares students for special learning opportunities associated with the theme, such as study abroad programs, research opportunities, and research externships.

CAS 2500 is open to Ohio University freshmen and sophomores in any major. It can be found under the CAS prefix on the Ohio University Course Offerings website. Sign up for one lecture session and one matching seminar section.

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