2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 375 Female Felons in the Premodern World (was Female Felons in Premodern Europe & Americas)

3 hours 

This course, one of the General Education Justice in Global Culture offerings examines the complex position of women accused of crimes in the premodern world. Drawing on a mix of primary and secondary sources with a focus on trial records students will analyze primary legal documents using the theories and methodologies of gender studies and history. This course will help students understand the role of gender in premodern global justice as well as the early history of criminal justice.




ENG 201 and junior standing or above


This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice in Global Perspective (300-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.