Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Justice Then and Now (EM)

Subject associations
HUM 470 / CLA 470 / REL 470
Spring 2023
Joshua H. Billings
Moulie Vidas
Registrar description

This course examines ancient texts that have been central to modern conceptions of justice. We will analyze these texts in their own context, understanding both their own arguments and those that they criticize; look at how they have functioned to support different positions in the more recent past; and interrogate whether they should continue to have a role in shaping our notions of justice, and if so, what role that should be. The seminar will include discussions with justice-impacted individuals, as well as the potential for interested students to carry out a community-based project.