COMP 411
Images of Law Spring 2015
Division I
Cross-listed JLST 401 / COMP 411 / ENGL 332
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Works of art transform how we view the law. Novels like Melville’s Billy Budd, Kafka’s The Trial and Camus’ The Stranger produce indelible images that inspire sometimes haunting reflections about all phases of the legal process — investigation, interrogation, arrest, trial, and punishment. Poems, films, and other art forms also offer perspectives on the law, raising issues richer and more elusive than what we encounter on Court TV, in the New York Times, or even from sophisticated legal scholars. This course probes works of art with the goal of gaining insight into various aspects of law.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3002
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short writing assignments, three longer papers, class participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: justice and law concentrators
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under JLST; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ENGL or COMP
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
JLST 401 Division II COMP 411 Division I ENGL 332 Division I

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