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Instructor: Luc Bovens. This course meets MW 3:35 – 4:50 p.m. in CW 103.

Following Michael Sandel’s lectures in the web-based course “Justice – What is the Right Thing to Do?” we will develop a basic understanding of the theoretical issues that underlie questions of justice. After each lecture, we will devote a session to a contemporary social issue that hinges on these theoretical insights. We will cover issues such as criminal justice, public health and pandemics, paternalism and nudge, taxation; child labor laws; freedom of press; poverty and Inequality; affirmative Action, and same-sex marriage.


Honors course enrollment and wait list procedures are located here. Please direct all registration questions to Jenn Marshburn (, Enrolled Student Services Coordinator for Honors Carolina.