Instructor(s): Anna Su

For graduate students, the course number is LAW5058H.

Note: This course satisfies either the Perspective or the International/Comparative/Transnational
course requirement.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course focuses on the relationship between law, religion and democracy in a comparative and international context. It is intended to provide the necessary historical and theoretical foundations for the study of contemporary controversies involving the law and politics of religious freedom. Themes explored in class will include: philosophical and religious bases of the idea of religious toleration and freedom, the historical origins of religious freedom, the question of how secularism both protects and limits religion; judicial and political responses to conflicts between freedom of religion and other human rights at both national and international levels, with a particular focus on the multiculturalism model of Canada.

Evaluation
Students will be asked to write a paper between 5,000-6,000 words for the course (75%); participation and attendance (10%); and a short 750-1,000 word response paper (15%).

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
Perspective course
ICT

Enrolment

Maximum
30
20 JD
10 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

W: 10:30 - 12:20