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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 2122 - Law and Society

Credits: 4
An introductory course in the law that examines the theoretical and practical aspects of the law and its impact on individuals and society. The course will cover the history and sources of U.S. law, the difference between substantive, procedural, criminal, and civil law, legal reasoning, the structure and role of the federal and state court systems, the role of the litigation process, and the law of torts, contracts, landlord and tenant, personal property, consumer protection, real estate, agency, employment, and probate. Through the use of selected readings and courts cases, the course will focus on the legal, political, and social implications of these and select legal issues such as discrimination laws, drug testing, privacy laws, copyright laws and video and music downloading.