- Schedule of Classes - October 16, 2021 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - October 16, 2021 7:29PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
This course presents a cultural and historical perspective on ideas of agency, responsibility, and punishment through foundational texts of western law. We will primarily focus on three main areas of law: (1) slavery and (2) family (both governed by the Roman law of persons), and (3) civil wrongs (the law of delict or culpable harm). Through an examination of the legal sources (in translation) and the study of the reasoning of the Roman jurists, this course will examine the evolution of jurisprudence: the development of the laws concerning power over slaves and women, and changes in the laws concerning penalties for crimes. No specific prior knowledge needed.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWFGoldwin Smith Hall 142
- Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
Instruction Mode: In Person
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