SOC 352M • Law, Legitimacy and Control - W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
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.