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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 254 Law, Culture, and Society

This course explores law in a global context from an anthropological perspective. We will examine law not as a distinct and autonomous sphere of human activity, but rather as a diffuse set of institutions, practices, and positions that shape and are shaped by the diverse cultures and societies in which they are situated. Through our discussion we will interrogate how law functions, and examine how various legal systems reveal the cultural assumptions upon which they are founded.

Prerequisite

A&S 102 or A&S 103

Instructor

May