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|CLCS 33900 - Literature And The Law|
Learning Outcomes: 1. Students will strengthen their skills in critical analysis through an interdisciplinary approach to literature in a variety of genres, including drama, oratory, philosophy, and historiography. Students will learn to use careful systematic examination of literary evidence to investigate key social and political issues in specific historical settings, while taking into account the different rhetorical frameworks provided by each text they read. 2. Students will learn about problems surrounding justice and the law in ancient and early modern thought, including the legal impact of various political and social changes. This will enable them to situate their awareness of contemporary questions about legality and justice in a wider context, by extending their knowledge of other cultures and legal/political systems. 3. Students will read canonical works of Classical and other literature that have had a major influence on modern western thought. 4. Students will gain access to some of the questions debated in a growing area of scholarship on the interaction between literature and law.
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