Fall 2021 - HUM 302W D100

Athenian Democracy (4)

Class Number: 4449

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    WMC 3515, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Topics include rhetoric, law, and a democratic ideology that championed freedom, equality, and slavery, examined through a range of texts that include tragedy, comedy, philosophy, historiography, and oratory. Students with credit for HUM 302 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:


We have c. 100 speeches that were prepared for delivery in Athens’ democratic law courts. We also have a comedy that makes fun of them, philosophical discourses that deal with legal issues, and even tragedies. We’ll be reading a selection of these in order to identify and isolate the legal principles at play in the world’s first democracy. 

Grading

  • Participation 20%
  • Short Papers (5% each) 20%
  • Draft 1 (3 pages) 10%
  • Draft 2 (6 pages) 20%
  • Draft 3 (10 pages) 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Michael Gagarin (editor), Speeches from Athenian Law. ISBN: 978-0292726383

Registrar Notes:

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