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PHIL3211 Philosophy of Law, OL 38, SP2021

PHIL3211 Philosophy of Law, OL 38, SP2021

An examination of the concepts and classifications used in and about legal systems; problems of legal reasoning and judicial decision-making; and the evaluation of philosophical and legal arguments in the areas of justice, liberty and responsibility on such issues as civil disobedience, capital punishment, censorship and pornography, reverse discrimination, theory of torts and contracts.

LAW1201 Legal Research I, FA2019

LAW1201 Legal Research I, FA2019

Three credits; prerequisites are LAW 1101 and ENG 1101; LAW 1103 is a pre- or corequisite. A working knowledge of the law library is presented, including practice in finding statutes, cases and administrative regulations. Students are taught validating, and gain experience in using legal encyclopedias, digests and other sources. All these research skills are integrated within written assignments.

Law1103 Civil Law & Procedure

Law1103 Civil Law & Procedure

This course addresses the theory and application of law and procedure in civil litigation with emphasis on New York State law. It focuses on the role of the paralegal in preparing for litigation, including an understanding of the court system, steps in the litigation process and their time lines, drafting documents, trial and post-trial topics, and an introduction to the use of the computer in litigation. Prerequisites are CUNY proficiency in reading and writing; pre- or corequisites are LAW 1101 and ENG 1101. Three credits.

ENGD434, ENGD466, ENGD484, Comp 2, FA2019

ENGD434, ENGD466, ENGD484, Comp 2, FA2019

This class aims to build upon your skills as a writer, reader, thinker, research, and composer in a 21st century context. The class will practice close reading and will learn how to approach, read, think about, and compose texts from a variety of genres. We will also critically engage what it means to write about, within, and through community. The class will involve assignments that allow us to engage with many types of media and we will explore issues and problems that matter to us in our modern world. We will be able to develop our own ideas about writing that we can take with us into future academic and professional experiences. Students will engage in class discussion to strengthen critical thinking and develop the language to respond to a wide variety of texts, ideas, and societal issues. Above all, we will apply critical thinking to all of the various texts that we read, write, and compose.

ENG 2420, Science Fiction, Spring 2019

ENG 2420, Science Fiction, Spring 2019

Analysis and critical understanding of science fiction. Exams and essays based on readings.

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