Nov 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAJ 102 - Introduction to Law and Justice

This course will focus on the role of law in society and will examine both the criminal and civil law system, as well as, the function of law in social change and social control. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring). SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate the function and purpose of law in American society and compare the common law heritage with civil law systems in other countries
  • Describe the structure and function of state and federal courts and the role they play in American government
  • Identify the legal concepts and apply this knowledge to civic and community issues
  • Describe how legal doctrines have emerged, changed over time, and the implications of these changes in relation to diverse communities
  • Explain how the law reflects consensus and conflict in society in relation to gender, race/ethnicity and class
  • Develop personal views and perspectives on legal issues from relevant data and concepts
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