2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 138 Justice by the Book

3 hours 

Literature is a tool for understanding the complex concept of justice. Students in this course will spend a semester reading one significant work of literature in order to detect nuance, understand the context within which the work was created, and consider the ideas about justice the work represents and/or critiques. Students will build critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, and reflect on their own relationship with conflict, inequality, oppression, and other persistent issues of justice as they explore the chosen work.






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.