HONR 2010P Honors Seminar: Law and Literature

(B) Bachelors
(FH) Farquhar Honors College
(UHNR) Undergraduate Honors
3 credits

This honors seminar will examine the interrelationship of the law and literature. The seminar considers how attorneys may use literary techniques and devices and how literary themes influence the life and practice of the lawyer. The course will compare approaches of the law and literature to various problems, from assisted suicide to murder, focusing on when the human element as expressed in literature can properly serve as a tool for the lawyer. Students will analyze rhetorical strategies common to legal and literary texts, and recognize the value of good writing technique. Prerequisite: Honors students only. Frequency: Even Year Fall. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

    To complete this course successfully students must:
  1. Apply the basic principles of rhetorical analysis to a variety of legal and literary texts.
  2. Grasp differences and similarities between the law and literature on various legal topics.
  3. Discuss issues demonstrating an ability to take into consideration and acknowledge differing points of view.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to integrate legal and literary concepts in written analyses.
  5. Demonstrate of mastery of oral argument by participating in class discussion and a poetry reading.
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