Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs:
News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle  for the week of January 25, 1999

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Help Us With Our Course Scheduling.  In an effort to improve our course scheduling, we’re working with an independent vendor on creating a sophisticated course scheduling software program that, if it works properly, will allow us to better incorporate student preferences into the scheduling process and avoid excessive numbers of course conflicts.  To assist in testing the software, we would like to have your ideal Spring schedule, ranked in order of preference.  Given that the Spring semester has already begun, your answers will not affect the actual Spring schedule.  They will, however, help us assess the usefulness of the software by allowing us to use actual student preferences in the testing process. Please print out and return the form linked to this page, or pick up a copy of the form outside the third floor cafeteria. 

Children and the Law: Update. This new class will be offered on Thursdays this semester from 4:00 to 5:50, meeting in Rm. 305.  The first class meeting will be this Thursday, January 28.  You may take the class either as a course (with a choice between writing a paper or taking an exam) or as a seminar (with a seminar paper required).  In either case, it will be worth 2 credits.  If you wish to register for the class, use the following numbers, as appropriate:  if taking it as a course, use 451-001-02 (Day Division) or 451-051-02 (Evening Division); if taking it as a seminar, use 650-001-02 (Day Division) or 650-051-02 (Evening Division).  A course description follows: 

This course examines the precarious balance of rights, power, and obligations among children, their parents, and the state.  We will first study different conceptions of “children’s rights” and current notions of children as legal persons.  In light of these principles, the course will focus on the child in custody/foster care/adoption settings; on children’s rights in school settings; and on state intervention in cases of child abuse and neglect.

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