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

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LAJ 215 - Law in American History

This course explores the role of law in American society from 1789 to 1939, including connections between law and violence, economics, politics, culture, gender and ethnicity.

Credits: (4)

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

  • Sketch major developments in the legal system
  • Interpret legal and literary documents
  • Locate legal history in wider social and cultural context
  • Explain how the national legal system developed from community activities
  • Recognize leading themes in the historiography of law
  • Apply theory and knowledge of past legal experiences to present discussions of law
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