Law and Governance

AP/PHIL 2050 6.0 Philosophy of Law

What is law and what is a legal system? Is there anything special about judicial reasoning? What is the relationship between law and morality? What justifies the use of law? What, if anything, justifies punishing those who break the law?

Course credit exclusions: None.

Prior TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AK/PHIL 3530 6.0 (prior to Summer 2007), AK/AS/PHIL 2050 6.0.

AP/SOSC 2350 6.0 Law and Society

This course examines the interrelationship between law and the social sciences with emphasis on types of legal thought, the function of law in society, legal systems, and a variety of specific issues involving Canadian society and law, such as the legal profession, the criminal process, civil and political rights and family law.

Pre/Corequisite: AP/SOSC 1375 3.0.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2350 6.0.

AP/SOSC 2330 9.0 The Economics of Law, Policy and Organization

This course considers economics as a form of moral argument. This course considers how economists evaluate existing government policies in a broad variety of areas, including housing policies and rent control, environmental protection and gender equity in the workplace.

Note:This course has been approved in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for general education credit.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2330 9.0.

AP/SOSC 3040 6.0 Corporate Social Responsibility

Investigates the theory and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility programs, including the normative and social science analysis of particular issues and practices, as well as their role in regulation and legitimation in larger political economy regimes.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3040 6.0.

AP/SOSC 3380 6.0 Law, Labour and the State

Examines state regulation of relations between employers and workers by courts, legislatures, and administrative and quasi-judicial tribunals. It compares modern Canada's compulsory collective bargaining regime with the traditional legal view of master and servant.

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 3380 6.0.

AP/SOSC 4043 6.0 Corporate Governance & Business Law in Comparative Context

Examines intersections between business and the law. Particular attention is paid to the nature of the firm and corporate governance, governance structures in a comparative context, and recent and controversial issues regarding the relationship between business and the law.

Course credit exclusions: None.