April 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm

History Offers T3 on Sex and Sin in Western Legal History

Looking for a Tier III course that deals with law, justice & culture?

T3 4070: Sex and Sin in Western Legal History is housed in the History Department, and junior and senior undergraduate students from all majors and colleges are encouraged to enroll.

The course is taught by Dr. Miriam Shadis, Associate Professor of History. It meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Capture

The course examines the intersections of religion, philosophy, law, art and literature in the creation of western legal practices seeking to govern sexual behavior and sexual identity, from the ancient world to the renaissance.

Primary questions include how did notions of “sin” become attached to sex, whether and how these ideas permeated modern legal systems, and how subsequent values have impacted gender systems.

Prerequisites include 8 hours of Tier II Humanities credit. The course will not be offered in 2016-2017.

The course counts as an elective requirement for the Law, Justice & Culture certificate.

The course also contributes to the Making and Breaking the Law theme, sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

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