PHIL-202   Law, Politics & Legal Practice

An investigation of such topics as the nature and types of law, sources of law, the bases of a legal system, the nature of legal and political authority, and the status of civil and human rights. Some consideration will also be given to the complex role lawyers and judges play in our society and to some of the ethical issues they may face as a result of this complexity, as well as to the ways in which a Christian perspective might affect the decisions a lawyer, judge, or citizen makes about the law and legal practice. Students taking this course to fulfill the integrative studies requirement of the core must have the following prerequisites in addition to Philosophy 153: two courses in the social sciences.