Bruce E. Kochis
Study of special topics in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. Prerequisite: BIS 300.
This course explores theories and practices of justiceóretributive, restorative, distributive--as reflected in the imaginative literature of different times, spaces, and identities. Readings will include poetry, drama, short stories, and novels from ancient times to the present and from multiple cultures, including Greek, Chinese, Sudanese Arabic, British, Bengali, Slavic, Latin American. We will also explore the literary forms of justice among both dominant and marginalized people.
Student learning goals
Students will be able to analyze texts as expressions of theories of justice.
Students will be able to see the variety of approaches to morality and justice over time and across cultures.
Students will be able to think interdisicplinarily through the practice of literary analysis and moral philosophy.
General method of instruction
lecture/discussion; heavy reading and significant writing.
Students should have had at least one course requiring a research paper and at least one course in the VLPA
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will be written essays and a larger analytical paper.
Grades will be assigned based on preparation, participation, professionalism, and evaluation of writing.