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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:
  1. write clear, academically rigorous argumentative essays;
  2. read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of philosophical legal traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts;
  4. 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
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
  2. describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
  3. identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.



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