The Morality of Capital Punishment

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time
THU 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home exam up to 8 hrs December 11, 2024

Special Instructions

This class is not available for requesting through Early Registration.


This class will discuss in detail various arguments supporting and opposing the practice of capital punishment.  We will consider how the debate surrounding capital punishment has shifted over time and across jurisdictions.  We will also consider arguments focused on the prevailing administration of the death penalty in the United States, including its distribution, current death-row incarceration practices, and challenges to execution methods.