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October 7, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Spring 2020 | Law, Justice & Culture M.A. Courses

There are 13 elective courses being offered in Spring 2020 for the Law, Justice & Culture M.A. program, each offering a distinct interdisciplinary perspective on law and society.

The following list includes courses being offered that are either required courses or elective courses in the program, which is offered by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University.

Courses offered for the eCampus M.A. program in Law, Justice & Culture are announced at this link.

Core Courses

LJC 6800: Research Capstone 

  • Taught by Dr. Luis Plascencia
  • Offered online

Elective CoursesCenter for Law Justice & Culture logo

ANTH 5250: Ethnographies of Capitalism

  • Taught by Dr. Smoki Musaraj
  • Offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30-11:50 a.m.

ANTH 5560: Anthropology of Violence & Peace

  • Taught by Dr. Haley Duschinski
  • Offered online

ANTH 5620: Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland

  • Taught by Dr. Haley Duschinski
  • Offered as a Study Abroad Program over spring break

GEOG 5560: The Just & Sustainable City

  • Taught by Dr. Harold Perkins
  • Offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30-11:50 a.m.

HIST 5520: Roman Law and Society

  • Taught by Dr. Kevin Uhalde
  • Offered on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:45-11:50 a.m.

LJC 6600x: Surveillance, Privacy & the Law

  • Taught by Dr. John Gilliom
  • Offered online

LJC 6940: Race & the Criminal Justice System

  • Taught by Dr. Daniel Moak
  • Offered on Tuesdays from 3:05-5:50 p.m.

PHIL 5420: Philosophy of Law

  • Taught by Dr. Alyssa Bernstein
  • Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:50 a.m.

POLS 5040: Civil Liberties

  • Taught by Dr. Jennifer Fredette
  • Offered online

POLS 5754: Black Political Thought

  • Taught by Dr. Kirstine Taylor
  • Offered on Mondays from 4:34-7:25 p.m.

POLS 5757: Race, Violence & Human Security

  • Taught by Dr. Vincent Jungkunz
  • Offered on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:45 p.m.

SOC 5670: Violence Against Women

  • Taught by Dr. Holly Ningard
  • Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:35-5:55 p.m.

SOC 6030: Graduate Seminar: Crime and Deviance

  • Taught by Dr. Bruce Hoffman
  • Offered on Mondays from 4:35-7:15 p.m.
These are two new online courses offered in Spring 2020!

LJC 6600x: Surveillance, Privacy & the Law (click here)

Surveillance, Privacy, and the Law explores the political, social, and legal dynamics of surveillance. We do this by studying surveillance associated with technologies and locations such as cell phones, social networking sites, electioneering, shopping, and the banking industry. The rapid expansion of surveillance technologies and capacities has not been without controversy, so we will also be studying the array of political, legal, and extra-legal areas of conflict over surveillance policy. The course mobilizes an interdisciplinary tool kit that includes materials from such areas as Law, Sociology, Political Science, Technology Studies, and a new field called Surveillance Studies. Finally, as explained below, the subject matter of this course is an opportunity to explore broad questions raised about how we best see, describe, and understand new and unprecedented phenomena. (4 credits) – Taught by Professor John Gilliom

ANTH 5530: Anthropology of Violence & Peace (click here)

This course focuses on the cultural dimensions of civil wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, communal violence, and state violence, as well as movements for human rights and peace. The course provide cross-cultural consideration of prevailing cultural forms and meanings of state violence, repression, and terror in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Topics include: colonialism and conquest; complicity and collaboration; the grey zone; totalitarianism; structural violence; transitional justice; memorialization; and truth telling. (4 credits) – Taught by Professor Duschinski

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