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Active as of Summer Session 2012

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Society and Law

2. Course Prefix & Number:
POLS 1440

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of the law and the legal system in American society.  Topics include the history of law, court organization, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, administrative law, contracts and family law.  This course examines how the law reflects society’s values, why the law is closely connected to the political system and how the laws are enforced.  Specific laws are analyzed and discussed.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

POLS 1440 - Society and Law

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

POLS 1440 - Society and Law

There are no corequisites for this course.