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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 215 - Philosophy of Law

Credit Hours: 3

A systematic introduction to the conceptual and ethical analysis of selected topics in law and jurisprudence. Topics will include the nature and validity of law, legal systems, morality and law, theories of punishment and definitions and theories of justice.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – Humanities.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define central concepts in the philosophy of law;
  • evaluate arguments in the philosophy of law;
  • read and interpret laws; and
  • assess the individual’s relationship to the state.

Cycles (C, N, S)