University of Portland Bulletin 2021-2022

HST 220 The Search for Justice in the Western Tradition

Through an examination of canonical texts that span three continents and two millennia (500 BCE- 1600 CE), students will learn how ancient, medieval, and early modern ideas of justice and the common good have played a crucial role in shaping modern societies, institutions, and values. Students will also explore how notions of diversity, gender, and belonging have evolved since antiquity.