SOCSC 360 Law and Society
Same As: BUS 345
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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.