Summer 2018 - CRIM 335 D100
Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3)
Class Number: 6777
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 11, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
A study of the relationship between the government and the individual. Focus upon the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its interpretation by the judiciary. Examination of the issues of equality before the law, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of expression. A study of human rights at the international, federal and provincial levels.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
(1) Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge and a critical understanding of human rights and civil liberties, particularly in Canada; (2) explain the tension between government actions and individual rights and freedoms, considering a range of thought regarding the scope and nature of various rights and freedoms, as well as appropriate limits to such rights and freedoms in a liberal democracy such as our own; (3) assess the application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with specific focus on the issues of freedom of expression, freedom of religion, equality, and Indigenous legal issues; (4) describe and interpret non-Charter human rights protections in Canada and the protection of human rights at the international level; (5) analyze legal principles in realistic scenarios; and (6) develop a better appreciation, as a citizen, of the complexity of claims and assertions advanced in support of protecting and limiting human rights, civil liberties, and collective interests.
- Participation - Ongoing 10%
- Case Review- Written - TBD 20%
- Case Review-Presentation - TBD 15%
- Midterm Exam - Week Seven 20%
- Final Exam - Exam Period (Aug, 2018) 35%
1. Sharpe, R. & Roach, K. (2017) The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (6th Ed). Toronto: Irwin Law.
2. Online Materials accessible through Canvas.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.
- N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
- ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax.
- A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N.
- E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
- The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
- Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution. Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS