Pirates have long been a fear and fascination of communities mythologized in popular culture. From literature to film to music and even fashion, pirates are a favorite inspiration. In this course we examine, from several philosophical and cultural perspectives, piracy in its various forms. We also examine how several disciplines have approached and/or defined the subject; the disciplines include history, anthropology, law, literature and art. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and one of the following: ANTH:162, a 100-level history course, a 100-level philosophy or religious studies course, a 100-level political science course, or a 100- or 200-level economics course. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary.