JUDAIC 218 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Section: 002 Law in the Pre-Modern World
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Course Note:
Intended for lower-level undergraduate students, designated by the section title and taught by a Judaic Studies regular or visiting faculty member, may include fields such as philosophy, film and video, literature, history, political science, etc., as they pertain to Judaic Studies.
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected eight times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a historical and comparative introduction to the study of law, thus exposing students to a variety of ancient and medieval legal cultures across the globe. Besides grappling with the basic question of what law actually is, we investigate how law was made and justified, how laws were involved in governing and regulating human relations and transactions, and shifting notions of justice. We examine a range of famous and lesser-known legal sources and materials (codes, narratives, documents, trial records, cases, rituals, performances and ceremonies) as well as literature drawn from history, anthropology, and political theory.

JUDAIC 218 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class meets with History 257.001. Students who register under the Judaic number will receive credit in either department; the same goes for the History number. Don't waitlist in one section if there are seats available in the other section.
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