Fall 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LAWP 220-01 Foundations in Law & Policy
Instructor: Kathryn Heard
Course Description:
This course serves as the gateway to the Law & Policy major. LAWP 220 introduces students to major concepts and significant themes in the contemporary study of law and policy. It grounds itself in interdisciplinary methodology and, in doing so, it emphasizes the complex and multifaceted nature of the laws relationship not only to how it governs but to whom it governs. Prerequisite: POSC 120 and ECON 111, may be taken concurrently.
0900:TR   DENNY 212
LAWP 240-01 Criminal Procedure
Instructor: Edward Guido
Course Description:
This course will examine the constitutional rights that suspects and defendants have in the criminal justice system. Special attention will be given to the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, the right against self- incrimination, and the right to an attorney. Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   DENNY 104
LAWP 259-01 Law, Politics, and Society in Asia
Instructor: Neil Diamant
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 259-01 and EASN 259-01. This course examines the interaction between law, legal institutions and citizens in China, Japan, and India. Covering history and the contemporary scene, course focuses on how law works in practice and is understood and used by ordinary people in Asia. It covers areas such as marriage and divorce, the legal profession, lost property, civil rights, the environment, sexuality, mediation, land development and property, among others. Comparisons between the United States and Asia, as well as between Asian countries, will be emphasized. This course is cross-listed as POSC 259 and LAWP 259. This course is cross-listed as EASN 259 and POSC 259.
1500:MR   STERN 103
LAWP 290-01 Crime and Punishment
Instructor: Harold Pohlman
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-04. This course will examine and critically evaluate the substantive principles that the criminal law uses to assess culpability. Central questions are: Why punish? Who should be punished? How much punishment is proportionate? The focus will be on homicide and therefore the morality and constitutionality of capital punishment will be a recurring issue in our discussions. Various defenses and justifications will be considered, such as self-defense, necessity, insanity, diminished capacity, and duress.
1330:TR   DENNY 110
LAWP 290-02 Gender and Justice
Instructor: Kathryn Heard
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02 and WGSS 302-04. This course analyzes how legal theorists have drawn upon notions of gender, sex, and sexuality in order to understand and critique the American legal system and its norms. It considers questions like: How might a feminist perspective on the law illuminate instances of systematized inequality or legalized discrimination? Can queer theorists engage with the law in order to alter it, or does the very act of engagement hinder the possibility of future socio-legal change? How can the law better represent women of color, working women, queer women, stay-at-home mothers, transgender or non-binary individuals, women seeking surrogate or abortion services, and more, without reinforcing traditional understandings of what it means to be a woman? These questions and more will be taken up as we move through a rich combination of political philosophy, legal cases, and works of socio-legal analysis.
1330:MR   DENNY 311
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 220-01 Biomedical Ethics
Instructor: Amy McKiernan
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 220-01. A study of ethical issues arising in the context of medical practice, biomedical research, and health related policy making, with focus on the ethical concepts, theories and reasoning methods developed to clarify and resolve these issues. This course is a Health Studies elective Prerequisite: One previous course in philosophy, or LPPM 200, or permission of instructor. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 220.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 207
PMGT 301-01 Policy and Leadership
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
This course will focus both on traditional (top-down)and other less traditional models of leadership (bottom-up, e.g., grass roots advocacy, consensus building, and other less hierarchical models of shared leadership). Leadership in a variety of organizational contexts (e.g., public, private, and non-profit sectors) will be covered, and ethics will be an important theme woven throughout the course. Prerequisite: LAWP/PMGT 200.
1330:R   DENNY 212
PMGT 401-01 Policy Management Seminar
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
This course will serve as a capstone experience for Policy Management majors. It will echo the key principles covered in the Foundations class, including an appreciation for (1) fluid interdisciplinarity, (2) the contingent nature of knowledge, (3) connections to the wider world beyond the college, (4) principle-based models of leadership, (5) the meaningful application of ethics, and (6) the role of stakeholder values in problem analysis and decision making processes. Emphasis will be placed on acclimating students to the processes of complex problem solving that exist in a variety of contexts, including the public, non-profit, and private sectors, as well as in various comparative cross-cultural settings. "Policy Management" majors conclude their academic study of the various frameworks, orientations, stakeholders, and value sets that exist in different policy contexts by completing a comprehensive, hands-on policy management exercise. Prerequisites: LPPM 200.
1330:T   DENNY 212