CLASS 2806

CLASS 2806

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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 Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 2806GOVT 2806LAW 6803

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9001CLASS 2806  SEM 101