HIST 1600

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Through discussion of a variety of high-profile and lesser-known trials throughout history, this course will examine a range of issues in the history of law and criminality. We will study the changing conceptions of justice and punishment, trials as a form of social marginalization, and the relationship between ideology—imperialism, liberalism, communism, fascism—and law. Cases to be covered include: Socrates, Jesus Christ, Gilles de Rais, the French Revolutionary Terror, the Russian revolutionary terrorists, the Dreyfus Affair, the Stalinist show trials, the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, Adolf Eichmann, Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, the Hague Tribunal, and Saddam Hussein.  ​​

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8592HIST 1600  LEC 001

  •  8593HIST 1600  DIS 201

  •  8594HIST 1600  DIS 202

  •  8595HIST 1600  DIS 203

  •  8596HIST 1600  DIS 204

  •  8597HIST 1600  DIS 205

  •  8598HIST 1600  DIS 206

  •  8599HIST 1600  DIS 207

  •  8600HIST 1600  DIS 208

  •  8601HIST 1600  DIS 209

  •  8602HIST 1600  DIS 210