GOVT 2806

GOVT 2806

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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, HST-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2806FGSS 2806LAW 6803

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16746 GOVT 2806   SEM 101

    • MWF Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person