LEGA 102

Law in the United States (LEGA 102)

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Law in the United States

Credits Contact Hours
3.0 3.0

Course Description

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 115 or satisfactory test score, concurrent enrollment permitted. Additional Cost: $35.00. The goal of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the U.S. legal system from a variety of perspectives, both civil and criminal. The course focus includes essential history and the working structure of the government, procedural issues in the courts, specific concepts of basic categories of law such as contract law and property, the distinctive characteristics of criminal law and procedure, and the roles of various legal professionals and the effect of legal ethics on the practice of law. Also, the course will introduce legal terminology. It is intended that the course lay a solid foundation for those who intend to pursue advanced legal courses and to provide a functional appreciation for students of other disciplines with regard to the impact of the legal system on those disciplines. [Semesters Offered: Fall]

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Day Time Campus Method Building
09/08/2020 - 12/18/2020 08:40 AM - 10:10 AM Niles Regular Niles Campus-147
09/08/2020 - 12/18/2020 08:40 AM - 10:10 AM Dowagiac Regular Foster W Daugherty Building-711