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Seminar on Hate Crimes LEJA 495 - Summer 2014

Summer 2014

LEJA 495: Seminar on Hate Crimes

STAR number: 96882
3 credit hour course
Second 4-weeks
MTWTh, 5:30 am - 8:15 pm
Riverfront Hall - Room 237

  • Who commits hate crimes?
  • What are hate groups & their ideologies?
  • How do hate groups recruit?
  • What are the issues & aspects of hate crime?
  • What are the many controversies surrounding hate crimes?
  • What groups whouls be protected by hate crime laws & how are hate crimes identified and prosecuted?
  • Who are the victims of hate crimes?
  • What anti-hate groups exist?
  • What about hate crimes and the international stage?
  • What are ways law enforcement & the criminal justice system can contribute to fighting bigotry and reduce hate crimes?

Fall 2014

*New Course: HIST 380 - The Great War, 1914 - 1918

Star number: 96678
3 Credit Hour Course
Fridays
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: TBD

*New Course: REL 355 - Buddhism
REL 355 - Buddhism

Star number: 94329
Wednesdays: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

REL 355 introduces students to Buddhist textual traditions and practices in Asia and the West. The historical development and philosophical traditions of Buddism will be examined and how they have been shaped by and helped shape different cultures, communities, and worldviews.

For more information contact: Dr. Sarah Haynes, s-haynes@wiu.edu