PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 003 Law and Psychology
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors, FYSem
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will study the relationship between law and psychology within a general framework. We will examine a number of real cases that have been covered by the popular press (e.g., the trial of Lorena Bobbitt) as well as some fictional accounts (e.g., Grisham's A Time to Kill) with regard to how the law defines the limits of personal responsibility. We will also discuss the psychological import of legal issues such as the insanity defense, and battered wife syndrome. Each student will write a weekly commentary as well as a "closing argument" that will be presented to the class for one of the cases under consideration.

(NOTE: Three hour session scheduled on Friday is designed to accommodate occasional showing of movies. Class session is usually less than two hours.)

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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13336
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8Y1
6Enrollment Management
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M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Global Perspectives on Social Justice: Asian American Experience. Meets with UC 151
002 (SEM)
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21072
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2
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
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13337
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1
8LSA Hnrs Y1
15Enrollment Management
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004 (SEM)
P
13338
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1MCSP Y1
 
3Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
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13339
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1
12LSA Hnrs Y1
15Enrollment Management
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
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27734
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6Enrollment Management
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Required class meeting 6-8 pm on Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28, 1-3 pm.
007 (SEM)
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27790
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0
1Y1
6Enrollment Management
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Th 5:00PM - 8:00PM
008 (SEM)
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27927
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1MCSP Y1
1Y1
5Enrollment Management
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
009 (SEM)
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31425
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5
6Enrollment Management
7Y1
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