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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2007

SOC 352M • Law, Legitimacy and Control - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46327 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 214
EKLAND-OLSON

Course Description

This SWC course explores moral imperatives, violation of these imperatives, and perhaps most interestingly how we justify such violation. We will find ourselves quickly enmeshed in how law and the legal system engage moral considerations. We will come face to face with religion's influence on law. Any discussion of law, morality and religion is incomplete without consideration to interest groups and attendant issues of equality. Interests and equality imply economic relations and power. Power implies coercion, control and conflict. These general topics will be anchored in an exploration of abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, and war.

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