Catalogue 2012 - 2013

LSOC 203 Theories of Justice

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

LSOC 101 or POSC 102 or permission of the instructor.

Course Description

This course in political and legal theory explores the notions of justice and of a just society and considers the role(s) of liberty and equality in such a society. The course considers a variety of contemporary political and legal issues, both domestic and international, through the frameworks of various theories of justice, including, but not limited to, utilitarianism, libertarianism, and egalitarian liberalism.