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Legal Studies

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Admission, Program Declaration, and Continuation

Applicants must meet university undergraduate admission deadlines as shown in this Calendar. Application forms and official documents must be submitted to Student Services. In addition to applying for University admission, students apply in writing to the School of Criminology's advisor for certificate program declaration.

To continue in the program, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enroll in any upper division CRIM courses.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete both of

CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education
POL 151 - Justice and Law (3)

The development of laws and their application to the citizen and social groups. Special consideration will be given to civil liberties. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Clare McGovern
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D900 Michael Laurence
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D901 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D902 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D903 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 30 approved upper division units, ensuring that they have the necessary lower division prerequisites for all courses in which they enroll.

Students complete both of

CRIM 332 - Sociology of Law (3)

Introduction to the theory of sociology of law. Law and social structure. Law as a product of a social system and as an instrument of social change. Social functions of the law. Relationship between law and the structure and function of various other social institutions. The process of law-making. Process by which various interests become translated into legal rules. The social reality of the law; the law in action. Social sciences findings into the operation and practice of the law. Critical and feminist perspectives on law. Public knowledge, awareness, opinions and attitudes to the law, sanctions and the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 135.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Amy Conroy
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
E101 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
E102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
E103 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
E104 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
E105 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
E106 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
E107 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
E108 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
E109 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
E110 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
CRIM 338 - Philosophy of Law (3)

Introduction to the philosophy of law. Concepts of law, constitution and sovereignty. The nature and sources of the law. Examination of natural law, legal positivism, Kelsen's pure theory of law, legal realism, modern normative and analytical theories, critical legal theory and feminist theory. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 135.

Concentrations

In addition, students select one of the following concentrations and complete all of the courses listed.

Criminal Law

CRIM 310 - Young Offenders and Criminal Justice: Advanced Topics (3)

Examines some of the more complex contemporary issues relating to young offenders and justice. For any given term, the content of the course will reflect current controversies as well as faculty and student interests. Topics may include social control theory and juvenile justice; an assessment of theories of rehabilitation; the legal philosophy of the young offenders legislation and its impact on juvenile justice; and an evaluation of diversion, deinstitutionalization and de-legalization in Canada and the United States. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 210.

CRIM 314 - Mental Disorder, Criminality and the Law (3)

Critical examination of the impact of psychiatry and related clinical professions on the criminal justice system. Relationship between institutions of mental health and legal control. The relevance of psychiatric theory and decision-making for the processing of mentally disordered offenders. The role of forensic clinicians in the courts, prisons, mental hospitals and related agencies. Specific issues addressed in this course will include psychiatric assessment, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, prediction of dangerousness, treatment of mentally ill criminals and the penal and therapeutic commitment of the insane. Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Recommended: CRIM 131.

CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

Critical examination of selected topics in criminal procedure and evidence, including jurisdiction, police powers of search and seizure, the right to counsel and pre-trial and trial procedures. Brief survey of the system of rules and standards by means of which the admissibility of evidence is determined. Close examination of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its impact on criminal procedure and evidence. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 230.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Amy Conroy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 331 - Advanced Criminal Law (3)

An extension of CRIM 230, this course will examine Canadian criminal law in greater depth as well as in comparison with other jurisdictions. Each term several substantive areas will be analysed closely. The areas to be examined will be determined by student interest but may include sexual offences, public order offences, mental disorder and the criminal process, property offences, etc. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 230.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Colton Fehr
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CRIM 335 - Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3)

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. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 135.

CRIM 438 - Wrongful Convictions and Other Miscarriages of Justice (3)

Examines the issues of wrongful convictions and other miscarriages of justice. Considers the major factors that contribute to wrongful convictions despite the safeguards built into the system, and ways to prevent or reduce their number. Prerequisite: CRIM 330 is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 417 under this title (Fall 2007 or Fall 2008) may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helene Love
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby

Women and Law

CRIM 317 - Sex, Work, and the Law (3)

Examines the history of commercial sex in Canada, the related laws and their impacts; research on the breadth of the commercial sex industry, sex sellers, sex buyers, and third parties; theories about commercial sex involvement and its role in society; legal approaches to addressing commercial sex in other countries; current legal framework, including jurisprudence, relevant Criminal, Immigration, and municipal law. Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Students with credit for CRIM 313 (Specific Types of Crime) prior to Summer 2007 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education
CRIM 335 - Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3)

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. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 135.

CRIM 432 - Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession (3)

The gendered nature of law will be addressed through an examination of its underlying factual assumptions, and the use of social science research as evidence in equality litigation. The use of the charter, human rights legislation, and other legal means to achieve gender equality through the legal system in the areas of work, employment and pay equity, and compensatory schemes for personal injuries will also be examined. This course will also examine women's struggles to gain admittance to the legal profession, and the barriers which may still prevent them from participating equally in the profession today. Prerequisite: CRIM 330.

GSWS 411 - Special Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (4) *

A specific theme within the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, not otherwise covered in depth in regularly scheduled courses, will be dealt with as occasion and demand warrant. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units in GSWS.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 May Farrales
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby

* when offered as the topic Women and the Law

Psychology and the Law

PSYC 376 - Experimental Psychology and Law (3)

The roles of experimental developmental, cognitive, and social psychology in the understanding of behaviour and perceptions of individuals in legal contexts. Topics include eyewitness testimony, autobiographical memory, interviewing, deception detection, and juror decision-making. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and PSYC 268. Recommended: PSYC 210.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Fitzgerald
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
PSYC 379 - Clinical Forensic Psychology (3)

Clinical approaches to the understanding of behaviour in criminal and civil forensic settings. Topics related to the assessment, treatment, and management of people suffering from mental disorder. Prerequisite: PSYC 201 and 268. PSYC 241 is recommended.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Kevin Douglas
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
PSYC 476 - Advanced Topics in Law and Forensic Psychology (4)

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 268, 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

CRIM 314 - Mental Disorder, Criminality and the Law (3)

Critical examination of the impact of psychiatry and related clinical professions on the criminal justice system. Relationship between institutions of mental health and legal control. The relevance of psychiatric theory and decision-making for the processing of mentally disordered offenders. The role of forensic clinicians in the courts, prisons, mental hospitals and related agencies. Specific issues addressed in this course will include psychiatric assessment, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, prediction of dangerousness, treatment of mentally ill criminals and the penal and therapeutic commitment of the insane. Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Recommended: CRIM 131.

Education and Law

EDUC 445 - Legal Context of Teaching (4)

Designed to provide education students, teachers, counsellors and school administrators with a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues and potential legal liabilities encountered in the BC public school system. Special attention is devoted to the legal dimensions and consequences of routine classroom and administrative activity. Topics include: sexual abuse by school board employees; negligence and supervision; private lifestyles and community standards; discipline and corporal punishment; sexual harassment in the workplace; responsibility for curriculum fulfillment; liability outside school hours; and the AIDS controversy. Prerequisite: 60 units.

EDUC 446 - Law for the Classroom Teacher (4)

Provides a fundamental knowledge of law to teach law-related content in the BC curriculum: social studies, science, personal planning, language arts, P.E., social responsibility, and business. Topics: Canadian legal system, legal history, legal reasoning, dispute resolution strategies, the role of the courts, and family, environmental, property and contract laws. Prerequisite: 60 units.

EDUC 448 - Teaching about Justice, Law and Citizenship (4)

The justification and practise of law-related education in the K-12 curriculum are the subjects of this methodology course. Students will examine the place of law in the curriculum, existing resources and appropriate teaching strategies and will have the opportunity to develop unit plans and curriculum materials. Emphasis is on developing and implementing law-related programs in the classroom. Prerequisite: 60 units including six in education courses. Teaching experience is recommended.

Business, Economics and the Law

ECON 427W - Industrial Organization: Law and Economics (3)

An in depth examination of the application of economic reasoning to the law. The course considers how legal relationships influence behavior and how economic models can explain the structure of the law. A selected number of topics will be covered, and may include the economic approach to common law; property rights; contracts; torts; criminal behavior; family law; and corporate bankruptcy law. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, and ECON (or BUEC) 333 or ECON 302, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BUEC 427 or BUEC 495 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
WMC 2533, Burnaby
BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D101 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D300 Robert Adamson
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D301 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D302 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D303 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D304 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D400 James Pflanz
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D401 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D402 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D403 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D404 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
E100 Shafik Bhalloo
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
E101 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
E103 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby

Fundamental Rights and Law

CRIM 335 - Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3)

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. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 135.

CRIM 429 - Indigenous Peoples and International Law (3)

An examination of how relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples framed and were framed by the development of international law from the 15th century onward. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 or FNST 101 or 201 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for CRIM 416, or 418 under the title "Indigenous Peoples and International Law" or "Indigenous Peoples and Evolving International Relations", or FNST 429 may not take this course for further credit.

PHIL 320 - Social and Political Philosophy (3)

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in social and political philosophy. Contemporary or historical readings or a mixture of these will be used. Possible topics include: justice, the law and legal systems, sovereignty, power and authority, democracy, liberty and equality. Sometimes the course will focus on the views of historically important political philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill and Marx. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sam Black
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
POL 324 - The Canadian Constitution (4)

An analysis of the Canadian constitution from a theoretical and comparative perspective. Amendment, entrenchment, civil rights. Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

POL 417 - Human Rights Theories (4)

This course introduces students to the problems involved in the assertion of universal moral standards across political and cultural divides. These issues will be explored at a theoretical level, and in the context of specific human rights controversies. Prerequisite: Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department.

Additional Required Courses

To total 30 units, students choose additional courses from the Legal Studies Minor Program electives list as shown below. Exemptions and replacements for required courses may be granted by the criminology associate director who is responsible for undergraduate programs.

ECON 427W - Industrial Organization: Law and Economics (3)

An in depth examination of the application of economic reasoning to the law. The course considers how legal relationships influence behavior and how economic models can explain the structure of the law. A selected number of topics will be covered, and may include the economic approach to common law; property rights; contracts; torts; criminal behavior; family law; and corporate bankruptcy law. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, and ECON (or BUEC) 333 or ECON 302, all with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BUEC 427 or BUEC 495 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
WMC 2533, Burnaby
BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D101 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D300 Robert Adamson
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D301 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D302 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D303 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D304 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D400 James Pflanz
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D401 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D402 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D403 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D404 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
E100 Shafik Bhalloo
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
E101 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
E103 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
CRIM 310 - Young Offenders and Criminal Justice: Advanced Topics (3)

Examines some of the more complex contemporary issues relating to young offenders and justice. For any given term, the content of the course will reflect current controversies as well as faculty and student interests. Topics may include social control theory and juvenile justice; an assessment of theories of rehabilitation; the legal philosophy of the young offenders legislation and its impact on juvenile justice; and an evaluation of diversion, deinstitutionalization and de-legalization in Canada and the United States. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 210.

CRIM 314 - Mental Disorder, Criminality and the Law (3)

Critical examination of the impact of psychiatry and related clinical professions on the criminal justice system. Relationship between institutions of mental health and legal control. The relevance of psychiatric theory and decision-making for the processing of mentally disordered offenders. The role of forensic clinicians in the courts, prisons, mental hospitals and related agencies. Specific issues addressed in this course will include psychiatric assessment, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, prediction of dangerousness, treatment of mentally ill criminals and the penal and therapeutic commitment of the insane. Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Recommended: CRIM 131.

CRIM 331 - Advanced Criminal Law (3)

An extension of CRIM 230, this course will examine Canadian criminal law in greater depth as well as in comparison with other jurisdictions. Each term several substantive areas will be analysed closely. The areas to be examined will be determined by student interest but may include sexual offences, public order offences, mental disorder and the criminal process, property offences, etc. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 230.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Colton Fehr
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CRIM 335 - Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3)

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. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 135.

CRIM 416 - Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) **

A critical analysis of certain 'hot' issues in criminology and criminal justice. The topics covered change from term to term. Prerequisite: CRIM 101.

CRIM 417 - Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) **

A critical analysis of certain 'hot' issues in criminology and criminal justice. The topics covered change from term to term. Prerequisite: CRIM 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Chisen Goto
Ryan Prox
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
CRIM 418 - Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) **

A critical analysis of certain 'hot' issues in criminology and criminal justice. The topics covered change from term to term. Prerequisite: CRIM 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Colton Fehr
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CRIM 432 - Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession (3)

The gendered nature of law will be addressed through an examination of its underlying factual assumptions, and the use of social science research as evidence in equality litigation. The use of the charter, human rights legislation, and other legal means to achieve gender equality through the legal system in the areas of work, employment and pay equity, and compensatory schemes for personal injuries will also be examined. This course will also examine women's struggles to gain admittance to the legal profession, and the barriers which may still prevent them from participating equally in the profession today. Prerequisite: CRIM 330.

CRIM 437 - Crime and Misconduct in the Professions (3)

Examines the use of self regulation by professional organizations (e.g. law societies, colleges of physicians and surgeons) and the increasing demand by other occupational groups and social and economic entities to be governed by these internal controls in addition to, or in lieu of, the criminal and other state law. It will specifically examine how the criminal law is used in the context of self-regulation and how professionals can bypass the criminal law through self-regulating organizations. The professions will be examined in the context of administrative, civil and criminal law. Implications for self regulation in other areas and the future of self-regulation will also be considered. Prerequisite: Recommended: CRIM 330.

CRIM 438 - Wrongful Convictions and Other Miscarriages of Justice (3)

Examines the issues of wrongful convictions and other miscarriages of justice. Considers the major factors that contribute to wrongful convictions despite the safeguards built into the system, and ways to prevent or reduce their number. Prerequisite: CRIM 330 is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 417 under this title (Fall 2007 or Fall 2008) may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helene Love
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
EDUC 445 - Legal Context of Teaching (4)

Designed to provide education students, teachers, counsellors and school administrators with a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues and potential legal liabilities encountered in the BC public school system. Special attention is devoted to the legal dimensions and consequences of routine classroom and administrative activity. Topics include: sexual abuse by school board employees; negligence and supervision; private lifestyles and community standards; discipline and corporal punishment; sexual harassment in the workplace; responsibility for curriculum fulfillment; liability outside school hours; and the AIDS controversy. Prerequisite: 60 units.

EDUC 446 - Law for the Classroom Teacher (4)

Provides a fundamental knowledge of law to teach law-related content in the BC curriculum: social studies, science, personal planning, language arts, P.E., social responsibility, and business. Topics: Canadian legal system, legal history, legal reasoning, dispute resolution strategies, the role of the courts, and family, environmental, property and contract laws. Prerequisite: 60 units.

EDUC 448 - Teaching about Justice, Law and Citizenship (4)

The justification and practise of law-related education in the K-12 curriculum are the subjects of this methodology course. Students will examine the place of law in the curriculum, existing resources and appropriate teaching strategies and will have the opportunity to develop unit plans and curriculum materials. Emphasis is on developing and implementing law-related programs in the classroom. Prerequisite: 60 units including six in education courses. Teaching experience is recommended.

GEOG 440 - Property, Land, Society (4)

An examination of property, particularly in relation to land, with an emphasis on its social, political, and spatial dimensions. Prerequisite: 60 units, including eight of upper division geography. Students with credit for GEOG 440W may not take this course for further credit.

PHIL 320 - Social and Political Philosophy (3)

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in social and political philosophy. Contemporary or historical readings or a mixture of these will be used. Possible topics include: justice, the law and legal systems, sovereignty, power and authority, democracy, liberty and equality. Sometimes the course will focus on the views of historically important political philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill and Marx. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sam Black
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
PHIL 321 - Topics in Moral Philosophy (3)

An advanced investigation of central issues and theories in moral philosophy. In any given term, the course may focus on a general theory or concept or concern, for example meta-ethics, utilitarianism, or theories of rights. Sometimes it will focus on a particular problem or problems, such as medical ethics, moral personhood, or free will and moral responsibility. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alexandra King
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 3253, Burnaby
POL 324 - The Canadian Constitution (4)

An analysis of the Canadian constitution from a theoretical and comparative perspective. Amendment, entrenchment, civil rights. Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

POL 344 - International Law (4)

Sovereignty, nationality, jurisdiction, arbitration. Examination of selected cases exemplifying present trends in the international legal order. Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Busumtwi-sam
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
POL 346 - International Organization (4)

An examination of the structures and processes and the main substantive decisions of the United Nations and related international organizations. Based upon in-depth study of the UN Charter, the Security Council, General Assembly, Secretary-general and Secretariat and their constitutional and political interactions since 1945, with special attention to the theory and practice of international organization advanced by the principal Western countries, the Soviet Union and Soviet bloc, the People's Republic of China and leading Third World countries. Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Logan Masilamani
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
POL 351 - Immigration, Integration, and Public Policy in Canada (4)

Explores the governance challenges related to immigration and integration in Canada using a public policy approach. The course deals with topics concerning immigrant selection (including immigration categories, temporary/permanent Immigration, intergovernmental agreements, etc.) and focuses on immigrant's integration into society (such as nation-building strategies, integration Indicators and discrimination). Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department. Students who have taken Selected Topics course POL 359 with this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
F100 Aude-Claire Fourot
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
POL 417 - Human Rights Theories (4)

This course introduces students to the problems involved in the assertion of universal moral standards across political and cultural divides. These issues will be explored at a theoretical level, and in the context of specific human rights controversies. Prerequisite: Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department.

POL 459 - Selected Topics in Governance (4)

Prerequisite: Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department.

WL 303 - Global Culture and Its Discontents (4)

Explores the tendencies of globalization in the cultural realm, which while sparking cross-border communication, also tends to flatten identities into a coercive global norm. Focuses on writing in contexts of political oppression, digital communities, censorship, cultural displacement, terrorism and/or warfare. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

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Declared Criminology Students may not take CRIM 301 for credit.

**when offered as a legal topic

**when offered as the topic Women and the Law

Upper Division Course Access

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enroll in upper division Criminology courses upon Post Baccalaureate Diploma declaration. Completion of lower division prerequisite courses may be required.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.