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LS 386 041 Law and Violence

Discussions about law's coercive power raise important questions about the legitimacy of state-sanctioned violence. This course uncovers the roots and limits of law's power as it relates to questions of violence, obedience, and dissent.

Rade Zinaić Fall 2020
LS 401 041 Law, Culture, and Rights

This seminar explores the intersection of culture and rights from a legal studies perspective in order to better understand the diversity of ways that law shapes our society, and vice versa. Students will debate and assess selected topics from the perspective of various disciplines spanning the social sciences and humanities.

Honor Brabazon Fall 2020
LS 402 041, 042 Perspectives on Legal Authority and Subjectivity

This seminar explores the relation between those who make or administer law and select legal subjects whose lives and identities are shaped by law. Students will debate and assess selected perspectives while touching on various disciplines spanning the social sciences and humanities.

Susan Dianne Brophy Fall 2020
LS 496 044 Special Topics in Legal Studies: Law of the Environment

This course will deal with selected topics in Legal Studies. Subjects will be dependent upon the research and/or instructional interests of faculty.

Anastasia Tataryn Fall 2020
MEDVL 115 041 Crusading in the Middle Ages

This course examines the historical events and cultural assumptions that led to the European phenomenon of crusading, or holy war, between 1095 and 1453.


Cross-listed with HIST 115

Fall 2020
PHIL 100J 041 Introduction to Philosophy

This course seeks to introduce students to the nature of philosophy. This is done through the examination of core texts and figures in the history of philosophy as well as in the discussion of perennial philosophical questions.

Nikolaj Zunic Fall 2020
PHIL 120J 041 The Meaning of Life

We may have distinct ideas about the reason why we do this or that, but is there a point to our existence as a whole? What do or should we live for? Or is life essentially meaningless or even absurd? What do such questions mean and how can we best answer them? The views of different philosophers will be explored and compared.

Nikolaj Zunic Fall 2020
PHIL 218J 041 Foundations of Ethics

What is ethics and what is it based on? What does it mean for an action, a person, or a life to be morally good? Can philosophy provide any objective and universal answers to moral questions? The views of different philosophers will be discussed.

Stéphanie Grégoire Fall 2020
PHIL 284 041 Great Works: Modern

A historical survey of modern philosophy in the Western tradition.

Nikolaj Zunic Fall 2020
PHIL 319J 041 Ethics of End-of-Life Care

What options does a person reaching the end of life have and how can they best be cared for? How can we balance patient autonomy with the expertise of the health-care provider and the demands of the health-care system? This course will help students think philosophically and critically about issues like these in their cultural, historical, and legal context. Specific topics may include consent, human dignity, euthanasia, refusal or withdrawal of treatment, palliative care and holistic patient care, pluralism and diverse understandings of dying, and treatment of the elderly.

Andrew Stumpf Fall 2020