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Justice & Legal Studies course offerings

Fall Semester 2021

JUST

  • A110 *Intro to Criminal Justice 3 Credits

    *Intro to Criminal Justice

    Surveys philosophies, functions and methods of social control with emphasis on the role of law and those involved in its administration--police, courts, and corrections organizations. Includes study of history, organization, processes, and problems related to law and justice agencies in a heterogeneous, democratic society. Special Note: This course is a prerequisite to most Justice courses.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:77154 691 TR 5:30PM - 6:45PM BBB 106 Gambling, Kathleen August 23 - December 11 17
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71569 802 Barnes, Allan August 23 - December 11 1
  • A175 *Intro to Juvenile Justice 3 Credits

    *Intro to Juvenile Justice

    Provides an introduction to juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. Covers the historical development of juvenile justice in the United States. Special focus is given to linkage between theoretical explanations of juvenile delinquency and the prevention/intervention strategies implemented in the juvenile justice system.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:77008 601 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 210C Barnes, Allan August 23 - December 11 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A200 Intro to Rsrch Methods in Just 3 Credits

    Intro to Rsrch Methods in Just

    Introduces research and how it is different from other ways of knowing; how to research the causes, correlates and consequences of criminal justice issues; and how criminal justice research is used by various actors, including criminal justice practitioners, policy-makers and members of the public.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76472 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 219 Johnson, Ingrid August 23 - December 11 10
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A201 Justice Data Analysis 3 Credits

    Justice Data Analysis

    Introduces students to descriptive statistical analysis and presentation of crime and justice data. Topics include measures of central tendency, dispersion and data visualization. Data presentations focus on the production and interpretation of tables and graphs to impact justice policy and practice. Registration Restrictions: If the prerequisite is not satisfied, an approved UAA placement test score is required.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76493 802 Payne, Troy August 23 - December 11 9
  • A211 Intro to Restorative Justice 3 Credits

    Intro to Restorative Justice

    Introduces the development of community and government responses to crime that encourage healing, accountability, competency, and citizen involvement while holding offenders and communities accountable. Includes theoretical and cultural roots, as well as an overview of restorative justice practices in the U.S. criminal system.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76473 601 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM PSB 110 Johnson, Ingrid August 23 - December 11 21
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A221 Dynamics of Crim Just Orgs 3 Credits

    Dynamics of Crim Just Orgs

    Surveys organization and management of police, court, correctional and affiliated social service (such as victim services) agency operations. Includes agency roles, goals, structural arrangements and administrative practices; applicability of theory and research; techniques and instruments of organization and management; and principles of change.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76491 801 Chamard, Sharon August 23 - December 11 12
  • A251 *Theories of Crime and Offend 3 Credits

    *Theories of Crime and Offend

    Introduces theories of crime causation, including biological, psychological, sociological, situational and environmental perspectives. Discusses relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical perspectives. Explores connections between theories of crime and crime/criminal justice policy.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A255 Criminal Investigation 3 Credits

    Criminal Investigation

    Introduces fundamentals of investigation. Topics include crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, and scientific aids. Explores modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogations, follow-up, and case preparation.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76474 601 MW 5:30PM - 6:45PM PSB 219 , August 23 - December 11 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A330 *Justice & Society 3 Credits

    *Justice & Society

    Analyzes the evolutionary influence of ideology, ethics and social interests on the justice system. Views the dynamic impact of long-term emerging concepts such as 'equality' and 'privacy' against the background of requirements of political and economic organization.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76475 601 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM PSB 109 Barnes, Allan August 23 - December 11 17
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A334 Police & Society 3 Credits

    Police & Society

    Provides a foundation in American policing. Examines the history, social organization, institutional contradictions and contemporary challenges of the police in the United States. Special emphasis given to the use of empirical research methods to advance our understanding of policing.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76490 802 Chamard, Sharon August 23 - December 11 0
  • A355 Rural Justice 3 Credits

    Rural Justice

    Investigates rural crime and criminal justice. Examines the specific geographic, social and cultural characteristics of rural communities and how these factors influence the prevalence and nature of crime and criminal justice. Reviews and assesses competing theories of criminal behavior and models of justice across the rural-urban continuum. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76476 601 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 210C Johnson, Ingrid August 23 - December 11 10
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A360 Justice Theory & Policy 3 Credits

    Justice Theory & Policy

    Critiques the essential theories underlying the operation of the justice system and analyzes contemporary policies within the framework of justice theory and policy. Analyzes the influence of politics and ideology on the operation of the justice system and evaluates the role of social science research evidence in formulating evidence-based justice policy.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76489 802 Everett, Ronald August 23 - December 11 13
  • A374 The Courts 3 Credits

    The Courts

    Examines the basic components of the U.S. courts with particular emphasis on case processing through the court system and the roles of court actors. Covers the history as well as the current structure and function of the court system and assesses the gap between the ideals and the realities of court processes and practices. Focuses on the impact of the various court actors, including both the accused and the victim, in the delivery of just outcomes within the Criminal Justice System. Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior standing Crosslisted with LEGL A374

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76484 652 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 166 Henderson, Robert August 23 - December 11 8
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A384 Contemporary Corrections 3 Credits

    Contemporary Corrections

    Reviews current theory, research and policy in the field of corrections and evaluates the operation of correctional policies using evidence-based standards of effectiveness. Analyzes issues ranging from examining contemporary explanations of United States punishment policies to evaluating treatment and rehabilitation programs.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76488 802 Everett, Ronald August 23 - December 11 12
  • A444 Terrorism 3 Credits

    Terrorism

    Examines contemporary and historical terrorist ideology, organization and tactics including international and domestic groups. Focuses on the balance of prevention, security and liberty. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76478 601 TR 4:00PM - 5:15PM PSB 109 Barnes, Allan August 23 - December 11 21
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A460 *Justice in Crisis 3 Credits

    *Justice in Crisis

    Critically examines various perspectives on justice and the ability of a society to maintain the ideal of justice. Compares conditions in different countries and investigates different social and historical conditions when justice was challenged. Analyzes the influence of culture, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic inequality on the operation of the American justice system. Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76479 802 - DIST BLKBD Everett, Ronald August 23 - December 11 3
    View detailed information for CRN:76479 802 W 2:30PM - 3:45PM BMH 118 Everett, Ronald August 23 - December 11 3
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A490 Contemp Justice Issues 1 - 6 Credits

    Contemp Justice Issues

    A variable topics course which addresses current issues. Topics of national interest as well as those specific to Alaska will be included. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with a change of subtitle. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76487 801 - DIST BLKBD Everett, Ronald August 23 - December 11 9
    View detailed information for CRN:76487 801 W 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 219 Everett, Ronald August 23 - December 11 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

LEGL

  • A101 *Introduction to Law 3 Credits

    *Introduction to Law

    Introduces legal processes in a democratic society. Emphasis on legal terminology, federal and state court systems, and judicial decision making. Introduction to basic concepts of contracts, property, torts, criminal law, family law, alternate dispute resolution and administrative law. Includes skills for conducting basic legal analysis.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76481 601 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM PSB 166 , August 23 - December 11 30
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76486 802 Brandeis, Jason August 23 - December 11 24
  • A215 Legal Ethics 3 Credits

    Legal Ethics

    Studies legal ethics and the non-lawyer professional's role in a law office, corporate or public interest legal department, or government agency. Explores nature, scope and ethics of legal practice and the relationship of non-lawyer staff to lawyers, clients, the court system and the public. Emphasizes legal practice in Alaska and the rules governing the unauthorized practice of law. Introduces foundational practice skills and principles of legal research and writing. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71608 801 Periman, Deborah August 23 - December 11 1
  • A315 Law, History and Social Change 3 Credits

    Law, History and Social Change

    Examines the interplay between American law and society. Explores the influence of changes in social, political, and economic conditions on the lawmaking process in the United States from colonial times to the present. Analyzes the corresponding impact of significant legislation and judicial decisions on American life, politics and culture. Registration Restrictions: Completion of Written Communication Skills GER for baccalaureate degrees with a minimum grade of D.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71609 801 Periman, Deborah August 23 - December 11 28
  • A343 Constitutional Law 3 Credits

    Constitutional Law

    Introduces students to American constitutional law through a study of the history of the Constitution and selected landmark Supreme Court cases. Topics covered are separation of powers, judicial review, civil rights and liberties, property and economic rights, and others. Crosslisted with PS A343.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71610 852 Brandeis, Jason August 23 - December 11 7
  • A352 Criminal Law 3 Credits

    Criminal Law

    Examines elements and functions of substantive criminal law together with constitutional, statutory and rules-based limits on law enforcement in the United States. Includes federal and state law of crimes, defenses, and sentencing. Emphasis on Alaska law. Registration Restrictions: LEGL A215 recommended

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76482 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 109 Henderson, Robert August 23 - December 11 10
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A354 Criminal Procedure 3 Credits

    Criminal Procedure

    Examines constitutional, statutory, and rules-based limits on law enforcement in the United States and explores federal and state laws on search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, identification, arrests and charging, right to counsel, right to jury, and double jeopardy. Emphasis upon legal protections under federal and Alaska constitutions.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71612 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM RH 210 Henderson, Robert August 23 - December 11 14
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A356 Legal Research & Writing 3 Credits

    Legal Research & Writing

    Explores techniques of legal research, analysis and writing. Includes legal citation; researching judicial, statutory, regulatory, and secondary sources; research databases; fact pattern analysis; and technical rules of legal writing. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71613 601 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM RH 206 Fortson, Hardy August 23 - December 11 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A367 Civil Proc & Pretrial Prac 3 Credits

    Civil Proc & Pretrial Prac

    Introduces procedural concepts of civil litigation and pretrial practice. Covers the rules of pleading and process, discovery, and motion practice. Reviews concepts of jurisdiction, venue, parties, statutes of limitation, and res judicata, and the ethical duties of competence and diligence. Emphasizes applied professional skills and practice in Alaska. Legal specialty course.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71614 801 Brandeis, Jason August 23 - December 11 0
  • A374 The Courts 3 Credits

    The Courts

    Examines the basic components of the U.S. courts with particular emphasis on case processing through the court system and the roles of court actors. Covers the history as well as the current structure and function of the court system and assesses the gap between the ideals and the realities of court processes and practices. Focuses on the impact of the various court actors, including both the accused and the victim, in the delivery of just outcomes within the Criminal Justice System. Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior standing Crosslisted with JUST A374

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71615 651 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 166 Henderson, Robert August 23 - December 11 14
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A377 Evidence, Investigation & Disc 3 Credits

    Evidence, Investigation & Disc

    Examines state and federal rules of evidence; sources and scope of privileges; techniques, ethics, and management of case investigation; and discovery processes and problems. Emphasizes professional skills development, Alaska law, and electronic discovery. Legal specialty course. Registration Restrictions: Prior completion of LEGL A367 is recommended.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71616 601 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM AHS 106 Henderson, Robert August 23 - December 11 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A398 Individual Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Individual Research

    Explores the application of research skills to a problem in the law. May involve research assistance on a faculty research project or independent study. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. May not repeat or replace material in an existing legal studies course. Registration Restrictions: Faculty approval

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76483 801 Fortson, Hardy August 23 - December 11 3
  • A449 *Jurisprudence & Legal Theory 3 Credits

    *Jurisprudence & Legal Theory

    Examines the theoretical bases of contemporary legal systems and judicial decision making. Explores the development of and interaction within major schools of legal theory. Topics covered include classical sources of legal theory, core and alternate approaches to legal theory, judicial decision-making, and theories of rights. Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71617 801 - DIST BLKBD Fortson, Hardy August 23 - December 11 12
    View detailed information for CRN:71617 801 M 11:30AM - 12:45AM RH 210 Fortson, Hardy August 23 - December 11 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A487 Trial & Adv Litigation Process 3 Credits

    Trial & Adv Litigation Process

    Addresses advanced litigation processes and trial support. Includes alternative dispute resolution processes, case management systems, pretrial orders, pleadings, exhibit and witness lists, pretrial motions, jury instructions and selection, judgments and orders, and notices of appeal. Emphasizes practice in Alaska and development of professional skills. Legal specialty course.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71618 601 T 2:30PM - 5:15PM SSB 213 Fortson, Hardy August 23 - December 11 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A495 Legal Studies Internship 3 - 6 Credits

    Legal Studies Internship

    Specially arranged field experiences for advanced Legal Studies students. Designed to expand knowledge and skills through supervised placements in law-related work settings. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course. Special Note: May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Internship coordinator approval; for students in public defender or public prosecutor placements, LEGL A352 with a minimum grade of C is recommended

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71619 801 Periman, Deborah August 23 - December 11 8

Summer Semester 2021

JUST

  • A110 *Intro to Criminal Justice 3 Credits

    *Intro to Criminal Justice

    Surveys philosophies, functions and methods of social control with emphasis on the role of law and those involved in its administration--police, courts, and corrections organizations. Includes study of history, organization, processes, and problems related to law and justice agencies in a heterogeneous, democratic society. Special Note: This course is a prerequisite to most Justice courses.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A221 Dynamics of Crim Just Orgs 3 Credits

    Dynamics of Crim Just Orgs

    Surveys organization and management of police, court, correctional and affiliated social service (such as victim services) agency operations. Includes agency roles, goals, structural arrangements and administrative practices; applicability of theory and research; techniques and instruments of organization and management; and principles of change.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Blackboard

    No Distance Learning courses available.

LEGL

  • A101 *Introduction to Law 3 Credits

    *Introduction to Law

    Introduces legal processes in a democratic society. Emphasis on legal terminology, federal and state court systems, and judicial decision making. Introduction to basic concepts of contracts, property, torts, criminal law, family law, alternate dispute resolution and administrative law. Includes skills for conducting basic legal analysis.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:51245 501 Brandeis, Jason May 17 - June 21 33
  • A495 Legal Studies Internship 3 - 6 Credits

    Legal Studies Internship

    Specially arranged field experiences for advanced Legal Studies students. Designed to expand knowledge and skills through supervised placements in law-related work settings. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course. Special Note: May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Internship coordinator approval; for students in public defender or public prosecutor placements, LEGL A352 with a minimum grade of C is recommended

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:52072 501 Periman, Deborah May 17 - July 31 0
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