Labor Relations, Law and History (ILRLR)Industrial and Labor Relations

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

ILRLR 1100

Introductory survey covering the major changes in the nature of work, the workforce, and the institutions involved in industrial relations from the late 19th century to the present. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13989ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Newton, J

  • 14149ILRLR 1100  DIS 211

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14150ILRLR 1100  DIS 212

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14151ILRLR 1100  DIS 213

    • F
    • Newton, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13990ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Newton, J

  • 14152ILRLR 1100  DIS 221

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14153ILRLR 1100  DIS 222

    • F
    • Newton, J

  • 14154ILRLR 1100  DIS 223

    • F
    • Newton, J

ILRLR 2010

Survey and analysis of the law governing labor relations and employee rights in the workplace. Half of the course examines the legal framework in which collective bargaining takes place, including union ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13991ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Griffith, K

  • Enrollment restricted to ILR Sophomores during the pre-enrollment period. Remaining seats will be opened for ILR Juniors and Seniors during the add period.

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13992ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Lieberwitz, R

  • Enrollment restricted to ILR Sophomores during the pre-enrollment period. Remaining seats will be opened for ILR Juniors and Seniors during the add period.

ILRLR 2040

This will be a large introductory-level course designed to be of value and appealing to the broad Cornell undergraduate student body. It will provide an introduction to the concepts of conflict, negotiations, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14138ILRLR 2040  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Colvin, A

  • 14184ILRLR 2040  DIS 201

    • F
    • Colvin, A

  • 14185ILRLR 2040  DIS 202

    • F
    • Colvin, A

  • 14186ILRLR 2040  DIS 203

    • F
    • Colvin, A

  • 14187ILRLR 2040  DIS 204

    • F
    • Colvin, A

  • 14188ILRLR 2040  DIS 205

    • F
    • Colvin, A

ILRLR 2050

Comprehensive introduction to industrial and labor relations and collective bargaining in the United States; the negotiation, scope, and day-to-day administration of contracts; the major substantive issues ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13993ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Katz, H

  • 16633ILRLR 2050  DIS 201

    • F
    • Katz, H

  • 16634ILRLR 2050  DIS 202

    • F
    • Katz, H

  • 16635ILRLR 2050  DIS 203

    • F
    • Katz, H

  • 16636ILRLR 2050  DIS 204

    • F
    • Katz, H

  • 16637ILRLR 2050  DIS 205

    • F
    • Katz, H

  • 16638ILRLR 2050  DIS 206

    • F
    • Katz, H

ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Disability and Ethics

  • 14139ILRLR 2060  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Heinemann, A

  • This sophomore writing seminar considers questions of ethics and justice in thinking through contemporary issues in law and everyday practice concerning people with disabilities and the disability experience, including discrimination in the workplace, education, and public sphere. Beginning with an interrogation of the relationship between the law and ethics, we will then explore the history of disability policy and law, and in doing so, closely examine the implications of a number of Supreme Court decisions. We will conclude by evaluating global perspectives on the contemporary state as well as future of disability rights, particularly as they intersect with bioethical debates. As a writing-intensive seminar, this course will allow for the development of critical thought and reasoning in both oral and written communication. Fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores or others with permission who have not satisfied their ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.

ILRLR 3035

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Applied Data Uses in the Social Sector

  • 14198ILRLR 3035  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Gleeson, S

  • This course will exam a range of social science data applications in non-academic settings in the social sector. We will engage a range of perspectives, including: • Labor unions (union campaign strategy) • Policy think tanks (policy advocacy) • Social service organizations (grant funding) • Government sector (policy analysis and accountability) • Social movement organizations (strategic narrative framing) • Legal advocacy (impact litigation and cause lawyering) among others. We will consider the ways in which traditional academic research methods translate into these needs, and how they fundamentally differ. We will draw on the experiences of practitioners in these fields and students will be expected to carry out a pilot project accordingly.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Seminar on Precarious Workers

  • 16737ILRLR 3035  LEC 002

    • MW
    • Gleeson, S

  • This course will exam a range of social science data applications in non-academic settings in the social sector. We will engage a range of perspectives, including: • Labor unions (union campaign strategy) • Policy think tanks (policy advocacy) • Social service organizations (grant funding) • Government sector (policy analysis and accountability) • Social movement organizations (strategic narrative framing) • Legal advocacy (impact litigation and cause lawyering) among others. We will consider the ways in which traditional academic research methods translate into these needs, and how they fundamentally differ. We will draw on the experiences of practitioners in these fields and students will be expected to carry out a pilot project accordingly.

ILRLR 3045

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Thwarting the Dream of Brown v. Board of Ed

  • 14364ILRLR 3045  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 24 - Mar 16, 2018
    • Adler, L

  • While the Brown decision seemed to end de jure segregation in America, a series of court cases and continuing housing, lending and other nationwide policies interfered with our Nation’s ability to end de facto segregation. This course will critically examine US and state Supreme Court decisions and civil rights commentary to try and understand what happened after the historic 1954 Brown decision in order to understand why many observers believe we are still more than less a segregated society.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 6045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Why is there Such Turblence in Pub Sector Empl Law

  • 14202ILRLR 3045  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Jan 24 - Mar 16, 2018
    • Adler, L

  • This new course will document how political forces expressed mostly as court decisions have re-shaped the unionized public sector workplace in the last decade. Attacks on teacher seniority, challenges to the viability of decent wages for our health care workers, and manifold restrictions on the financial well-being of all public sector unions comprise this set of strategies. We will use high level state and federal court decisions, public policy papers, and a varied set of guests to explain this phenomena and ask, What will happen now?

ILRLR 3055

This course equips students to use different modes of rhetorical analysis to examine historical and contemporary artifacts in critical ways.  Grading is based on class participation, tests and a final ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16797ILRLR 3055  LEC 001

    • M
    • Nelson, S

ILRLR 3075

New York City is the capital of capital, and through its history we are going to explore the history of capitalism in America. The course will focus on the history of class, work, finance, and business ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16798ILRLR 3075  LEC 001

  • Enrollment restricted to undergraduates participating in the ILR Credit Internship program in New York City.

ILRLR 3300

Students learn the principles of argumentation and debate. Topics emphasize Internet database research, synthesis of collected data, policy analysis of evidentiary quality, refutation of counter claims, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14158ILRLR 3300  LEC 001

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14160ILRLR 3300  DIS 201

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14161ILRLR 3300  DIS 202

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14162ILRLR 3300  DIS 203

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14163ILRLR 3300  DIS 204

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14164ILRLR 3300  DIS 205

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14165ILRLR 3300  DIS 206

    • M
    • Nelson, S

  • 14166ILRLR 3300  DIS 207

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14167ILRLR 3300  DIS 208

    • W
    • Nelson, S

  • 14168ILRLR 3300  DIS 209

    • T
    • Nelson, S

  • 14169ILRLR 3300  DIS 210

    • T
    • Nelson, S

  • 14170ILRLR 3300  DIS 211

    • R
    • Nelson, S

  • 14171ILRLR 3300  DIS 212

    • R
    • Nelson, S

ILRLR 3820

This course will examine the range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics may include the historical role of women in the workplace; sex segregation in the workplace; ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3820ILRLR 5820

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14053ILRLR 3820  LEC 001

    • W
    • Staff

ILRLR 3870

Whether buying at a general store, shopping at a department store, or loitering at a mall, consumption has always formed an important part of the American experience. More than just commodities bought ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3870HIST 3870

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14205ILRLR 3870  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hyman, L

ILRLR 3880

Examines various forms of unfree labor, mostly in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) era in the United States. Will look at the situation of indentured servants and apprentices, African slaves, and wives of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16803ILRLR 3880  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Devault, I

ILRLR 4012

Deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both union and nonunion settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14206ILRLR 4012  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Avgar, A

ILRLR 4023

Provides an overview of a range of public policies regarding the employment of people with disabilities. Students are introduced to the historical development of disability public policy and to contemporary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14354ILRLR 4023  LEC 001

    • W
    • Jan 24 - Mar 16, 2018
    • Golden, T

ILRLR 4027

This course is offered to students interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to mediate interpersonal disputes. In the first segment of the course, students will be introduced ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6027LAW 6027

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16806ILRLR 4027  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nobles, K

      Scanza, R

ILRLR 4030

Surveys economic and industrial issues in the sports industry. Topics include salary determination, including free agency, salary caps, salary arbitration; competitive balance and financial health of sports ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ECON 3460

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14145ILRLR 4030  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Kahn, L

ILRLR 4033

This course reviews United States law as it relates to people with disabilities.  The self-advocacy and empowerment movement in America contribute substantially to the broad and significant development ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14082ILRLR 4033  LEC 001

    • M
    • Golden, T

      Saleh, M

ILRLR 4035

A recognition of the importance of intersectionality, or the understanding of how identities such as disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: FGSS 4035

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14457ILRLR 4035  LEC 001

    • W
    • Mar 19 - May 9, 2018
    • Cook, L

      Heinemann, A

ILRLR 4040

Focuses on the practice, nature, and challenges of union representation under collective bargaining agreements. Working with union contracts, constitutions, and by-laws from a diversity of national and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6044

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16825ILRLR 4040  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bronfenbrenner, K

ILRLR 4052

This course examines the emergence of community-based organizations as agents of economic development, emphasizing their actions to introduce an alternative approach to development that stresses the equitable ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16830ILRLR 4052  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Jan 24 - Mar 16, 2018
    • Applegate, R

ILRLR 4066

Computers and digital technologies including robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), internet-enabled platforms, and other "high-tech" drivers of automation have revolutionized the nature ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14208ILRLR 4066  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Litwin, A

ILRLR 4820

Examines major theories of ethics, then applies them to issues in the employment relationship such as genetic screening of job applicants, random drug testing of employees, affirmative action, discipline ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16832ILRLR 4820  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Gold, M

ILRLR 4823

This course is offered to students interested in acquiring thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of mediation as well as the techniques employed by effective mediators. In the first segment of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16834ILRLR 4823  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Scanza, R

ILRLR 4880

An introduction to the history of political theory with an emphasis on the intellectual origins of the American constitution. view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14210ILRLR 4880  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Gold, M

ILRLR 5000

Comprehensive introduction to the industrial and labor relations system of the United States. Covers the negotiation, scope, and day-to-day administration of contracts; union and employer bargaining structures; ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13996ILRLR 5000  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Litwin, A

ILRLR 5010

Survey and analysis of the law governing labor relations and employee rights in the workplace. The first half of the course is devoted to labor law and labor-management relations. It examines the legal ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13997ILRLR 5010  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Lieberwitz, R

ILRLR 5820

This course will examine the range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics may include the historical role of women in the workplace; sex segregation in the workplace; ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: FGSS 3820ILRLR 3820

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14144ILRLR 5820  LEC 001

    • W
    • Staff

ILRLR 6011

Deals with negotiation and bargaining, focusing on process, practice, and procedures. Concentrates on the use of negotiation and bargaining to resolve conflicts and disputes between organizations and groups. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LAW 6738

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14156ILRLR 6011  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Lipsky, D

ILRLR 6012

Deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both union and nonunion settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14207ILRLR 6012  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Avgar, A

ILRLR 6019

This course has the purpose of linking classroom discussion and analysis of arbitration,  and related dispute resolution techniques with opportunities for students to participate and observe arbitration ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LAW 6019

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 13998ILRLR 6019  LEC 001

    • T
    • Scanza, R

ILRLR 6023

This course is offered to students interested in acquiring thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of mediation as well as the techniques employed by effective mediators. In the first segment of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: LAW 6080

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14127ILRLR 6023  SEM 101

    • M
    • Scanza, R

ILRLR 6027

This course is offered to students interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to mediate interpersonal disputes. In the first segment of the course, students will be introduced ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4027LAW 6027

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16807ILRLR 6027  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nobles, K

      Scanza, R

ILRLR 6044

Focuses on the practice, nature, and challenges of union representation under collective bargaining agreements. Working with union contracts, constitutions, and by-laws from a diversity of national and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4040

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16827ILRLR 6044  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bronfenbrenner, K

ILRLR 6045

Graduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Why is there Such Turblence in Pub Sector Empl Law

  • 16735ILRLR 6045  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 24 - Mar 16, 2018
    • Adler, L

  • This new course will document how political forces expressed mostly as court decisions have re-shaped the unionized public sector workplace in the last decade. Attacks on teacher seniority, challenges to the viability of decent wages for our health care workers, and manifold restrictions on the financial well-being of all public sector unions comprise this set of strategies. We will use high level state and federal court decisions, public policy papers, and a varied set of guests to explain this phenomena and ask, What will happen now?

ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ILRLR 3035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Seminar on Precarious Workers

  • 14199ILRLR 6080  LEC 003

    • MW
    • Gleeson, S

  • For the last two decades the U.S. economy has experienced a dramatic growth in precarious employment, including low wage jobs and contingent (or episodic) employment. Examples of precarious employment include the work of day laborers, domestic workers, guest workers and low-wage immigrant workers. Long-term and structural changes in the economy and society have driven this trend. Such changes have included the shift from a manufacturing based- to a service based-economy, implementation of labor-saving business strategies and technologies, the reduction of unionization rates and globalization-triggered immigration. The growth of precarious employment raises broad reaching research and policy questions about the future of work globally. This course will address these questions as well as proposed solutions. Along with studying scholarship on these issues, students will engage in semester-long research projects related to precarious workers in conjunction with the Worker Institute at Cornell.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: ILRLR 3045

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Thwarting the Dream of Brown v. Board of Ed

  • 14347ILRLR 6080  LEC 002

    • TR
    • Jan 24 - Mar 16, 2018
    • Adler, L

  • While the Brown decision seemed to end de jure segregation in America, a series of court cases and continuing housing, lending and other nationwide policies interfered with our Nation’s ability to end de facto segregation. This course will critically examine US and state Supreme Court decisions and civil rights commentary to try and understand what happened after the historic 1954 Brown decision in order to understand why many observers believe we are still more than less a segregated society.

ILRLR 9800

Provides a forum for the presentation of current research being undertaken by faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Labor Relations, History, and Law, and by invited guests. All M.S. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 9800

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14068ILRLR 9800  SEM 101

    • T
    • Litwin, A