ANTHRCUL 333 - Non-Western Legal Systems, I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The anthropological study of law. The nature, function and development of law. The cultural background of law. The behavior of law in society: gender, class, race, ethnicity and the law. The challenge of justice for all. The universal characteristics of law. Dispute settlement procedures and the judicial process; civil and criminal law; principles of liability for legal wrongs; law and human rights. What Americans want from their legal system and why. The impact of Western law on non-Western societies and law: customary, tribal or aboriginal law. Case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. A great introduction to comparative law from an anthropological perspective. Films/videos shown in class.

Course Requirements:

Three 6-8 page student papers. Regular class attendance essential.

Class Format:

Lecture/discussion format.

ANTHRCUL 333 - Non-Western Legal Systems, I
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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