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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

SOCSC 360 Law and Society

Units: 3

Same As: BUS 345

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is an introduction to the American legal system emphasizing the nature, purpose, sources and functioning of American law but including some comparative analysis of other historical and contemporary legal systems. It stresses the evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment and the role of the judiciary. A theoretical rather than practical view point is used through analysis of selected cases and legislation in the areas of individualism, socioeconomic groups, the family, the economy, crime, criminal procedure and punishment, church and state separation, the environment, and torts. This course should not be taken for any major for which BUS 340 is required, as it is not comparable. This course is the same as BUS 345, and only one may be taken for credit. See “Cross-Listed Courses” in the catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

• SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE SKILL AND COMPREHENSION IN RESPECTIVE SUBJECT AREAS AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES PERTAINING TO BUSINESS LAW.

SOCSC 480 Honors Seminars in Social Science

Units: 1

Same As: HONOR 370

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

Honors Seminars in Social Science are special one-unit intensive courses for academically accomplished students or those with the potential for high academic achievement. In these seminars, students will study topics in the movements, trends and philosophies found in the Social Sciences. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students.
Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as HONOR 370. This course, under either name, may be taken a total of one time for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

EXPRESS IDEAS CLEARLY IN WELL-ORGANIZED WRITTEN MESSAGES (SLO #1, College Wide SLO – Area 1, and General Education SLO C5a – English Composition). This includes the ability to:

SOCSC 495 Independent Studies in Social Science

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).