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Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 Archived Catalog

POL 3163 Law, Courts, and Politics

Three hours
An examination of the relationship between law, courts, and politics in American society. Students will become familiar with competing theories on the origins of law, and how these theories explain contemporary understandings of law. Students also study the American legal system and profession, the structure and limits of the federal and state courts, and consider the intersection of law, politics, and society in specific substantive areas. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Prerequisite: POL 1013 
Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)