2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 135 Justice and Heroism

3 hours 

The stories we tell define us; the stories we tell about our heroes tell us about our own sense of justice and the way the world is supposed to work. This course will explore how heroes in a range of stories model an ethic of justice and make demands on their audience to pursue that justice. In particular, the course will consider the ways that narrative frames justice and the place of the hero and the anti-hero in advancing and bringing about justice. 






This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice and the Individual (100-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.

This course is a First Year Seminar and is restricted to Freshmen only.