Theories of Justice

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Course Number:
LAW 559

Credit Hours:
2 or 3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*. The course will focus on the notion of justice as seen in writings of significant philosophers. Ideas of writers such as Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bentham, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Nozick, and Rawls, among others, will be studied. Contemporary applications of the various theories of justice will be explored. The course is designed for students without a significant background in philosophy. Satisfies perspective elective requirement. Optional paper satisfies upper level writing requirement.

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