Oct 06, 2022
PHIL 377 - Philosophy of Law
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Introduction to the main schools of jurisprudence and legal philosophy with an emphasis on their application to issues of social justice.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHIL/POSC 3503.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Cross-listed: POSC 377
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- write clear, academically rigorous argumentative essays;
- read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing;
- demonstrate knowledge of philosophical legal traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts;
- cultivate an appreciation for a diversity of ideas and values pertaining to law, morality, and justice in areas such as race, sexuality, gender, class, ethnicity, religion and culture.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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