Spring 2013 Section 001
Law 239: Law and Literature

Schedule: Day Class
Instructor(s): Cowen, Tyler
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 20525
Day(s): Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 432C
Time: 2:00pm-3:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Writing Course
Syllabus: Syllabus not listed.
Course Documents:
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2013
Prerequisites: None
General Description: The class reads a variety of classic and contemporary texts to illustrate how law and legal problems are portrayed in literature. This is both an exercise in our understanding of law as well as a lesson in how to read texts. We also can think of a text as a kind of evidence, legal or otherwise. Grading is based on a combinations of papers; students have an option of one long paper or two or three shorter papers, focusing on the works read and key themes of the class. Readings change each year, but typical readings include the Bible, Shakespeare, Kafka, Melville, James, and others.