Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

GLS 592: Current Legal Issues in Liberal Studies

Instructor: Pam Evers

Students studying the liberal arts are often confronted with legal issues, including the protection of intellectual property rights for authors and innovators, controversies about constitutional civil rights and liberties, environmental protection and environmental justice, and concerns about international human rights. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of these key legal issues, teach students to perform legal research and case analysis, and explore the intersection of legal dilemmas and policy-making. Students will read cases and journal articles, use discussion boards to analyze and debate current topics and cases, view relevant documentary films about these legal issues, and have substantial opportunity to discover and explore according to their particular interests. The course will be graded on Discussion Board participation, short written assignments about key topics, and a project presentation to classmates and colleagues of their own research via written or multi-media works. 

Last Updated: April 2, 2018