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Fall 2024  |  POL 5492 Section 001: Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (32377)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Meets With:
POL 4492 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2024 - 12/11/2024
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 220
Enrollment Status:
Open (1 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course examines, from various angles, how law and justice function in contemporary Latin America, highlighting similarities and differences within and between countries and issue areas. Students reflect on and debate the causes behind the varied outcomes, as well as the effectiveness, actual and potential, of the different institutional and social change efforts that have been underway in the region since the 1980s. Specific topics addressed include accountability for past and present mass violence; origins of and responses to crime, from "mano dura" policies to criminal justice reform and anti-corruption initiatives; and advances and limitations in equal rights protection. Special attention is paid across the course to issues of indigeneity, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Throughout, students compare situations within Latin America, which is by no means a monolith, as well as consider parallels between Latin America and the United States, where, despite great differences in wealth, history and culture, similar problems of law and justice can be found. The course aims thus not only to teach students about Latin America but also to get students to think about what we might learn from Latin America.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?POL5492+Fall2024
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Grading:
25% Quizzes
30% Reports/Papers (individual)
10% Group project
20% In-class Presentations (small group)
15% Participation (in-class or online discussion boards)
Class Format:
40% Lecture
35% Discussion and Student Presentations
25% Small Group Activities
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week
Up to 10 Pages Writing Per Term (4492)
or up to 20 Pages Writng Per Term (5492)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32377/1249
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 April 2022

Fall 2022  |  POL 5492 Section 001: Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (32646)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Meets With:
POL 4492 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2022 - 12/14/2022
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 155
Enrollment Status:
Open (2 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course examines, from various angles, how law and justice function in contemporary Latin America, highlighting similarities and differences within and between countries and issue areas. Students reflect on and debate the causes behind the varied outcomes, as well as the effectiveness, actual and potential, of the different institutional and social change efforts that have been underway in the region since the 1980s. Specific topics addressed include accountability for past and present mass violence; origins of and responses to crime, from "mano dura" policies to criminal justice reform and anti-corruption initiatives; and advances and limitations in equal rights protection. Special attention is paid across the course to issues of indigeneity, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Throughout, students compare situations within Latin America, which is by no means a monolith, as well as consider parallels between Latin America and the United States, where, despite great differences in wealth, history and culture, similar problems of law and justice can be found. The course aims thus not only to teach students about Latin America but also to get students to think about what we might learn from Latin America.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Grading:
25% Quizzes
30% Reports/Papers (individual)
10% Group project
20% In-class Presentations (small group)
15% Participation (in-class or online discussion boards)
Class Format:
40% Lecture
35% Discussion and Student Presentations
25% Small Group Activities
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week
Up to 10 Pages Writing Per Term (4492)
or up to 20 Pages Writng Per Term (5492)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32646/1229
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 April 2022

Spring 2021  |  POL 5492 Section 001: Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (68586)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
POL 4492 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (2 of 3 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
How law and justice function in contemporary Latin America. Similarities/differences within/between countries and issue areas. Causes behind varied outcomes. Effectiveness of different reform efforts. Transitional justice, judicial review, judicial independence, access to justice, criminal justice (police, courts, and prisons), corruption, non-state alternatives. Issues of class, race/ethnicity, and gender.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68586/1213

Spring 2017  |  POL 5492 Section 001: Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (68223)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 4492 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
How law and justice function in contemporary Latin America. Similarities/differences within/between countries and issue areas. Causes behind varied outcomes. Effectiveness of different reform efforts. Transitional justice, judicial review, judicial independence, access to justice, criminal justice (police, courts, and prisons), corruption, non-state alternatives. Issues of class, race/ethnicity, and gender.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68223/1173

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