This course is designed primarily for students who are interested in learning more about Canada's legal system, its history and development, and trends in Canadian law.

LGST 249 Legal Literacy is a three-credit course at Athabasca University. This course is designed to help make the law and its institutions more understandable and accessible to people without professional legal education. It will help those facing legal issues to learn and assert their legal rights and to learn the rights and obligations of others. This course supports efforts to make law and legal systems responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens. Legal Literacy will assist everyone to make use of the law in pursuing their legitimate interests.

LGST 331: Administrative Law discusses that branch of the law dealing with relationships between the individual citizen and government, whether at the federal, provincial, or municipal level. It also deals with boards, authorities, commissions, and committees created by government.

Welcome to LGST 369: Commercial Law, a course that is designed to inform business people and those dealing with businesses of the core legal principles, laws, and institutions that govern trade and commerce in Canada. This course will help business people to anticipate and, if possible, avoid legal problems, and to know when to seek legal advice. Additionally, consumers and customers will learn about their legal rights. LGST 369 supports efforts to make the commercial laws of Canada understandable and responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, and it will assist everyone in understanding and making use of the law in pursuing their legitimate interests.

Legal Studies 390 is designed to introduce you to the history of women's engagement with the law as a tool to achieve social change. In this course, you will examine both traditional women's issues (abortion, pornography) and more cutting-edge issues (transgendered persons) which exemplify the feminist legal movement in Canada.

LGST 482/PHIL 482: Jurisprudence. An examination of fundamental philosophy of law principles underlying the Canadian (common law) legal system, related traditional objections and contemporary critical theories: feminist, Aboriginal and other. Topics include developing a critical philosophical approach; defining law; morality v. law; theories of liberty, autonomy, rights, justice and equality; culture, nationalism and colonialism; the rule of law and civil disobedience; and the impact of formal adjudication v. alternative dispute resolution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a course in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Human Services at Athabasca University. This course may be taken on its own, or as part of another program. The course has been designed for individualized study, in which you study at your own pace, with online support and assistance from a tutor, and online submission of your assignments for credit. The course must be completed within six months, although extensions may be granted. It can be completed sooner if you have the time to devote to it.