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Fall 2017
Jun 15, 2024
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CLCS 33900 - Literature And The Law
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of literary texts that shed light on the varied practices and ideals that different ancient and modern societies have regarded as lawful, just, and good. Exploration of questions and conflicts arising from disagreement about these ideals and from the difficulties enacting them through legal systems, political structures, and individual choices. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: School of Languages & Cultures

Course Attributes:
GTC-Written Communication, GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Written Communication, UC-Humanities, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

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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