Political Justice Track
||Democracy in America|
|CRIM 3403||Criminal Court System|
|MGMT 4983||Business Law II|
Choose three electives from the following:
|CRIM 3603||Constitutional Law|
|CRIM 3703||Procedural Law|
|POLS 3903||American Political Parties|
|LEAD 4883||Political Justice Internship|
POLS 1103 Democracy in America
The study of the American Government; its development, functioning, and position in comparative political structures. The course also deals with the foundations, fields, methods, and central concerns of political science. Political theories underlying both democratic and non-democratic governments are explored along with such basic considerations as power structures, contemporary doctrines, systems of government, political organizations, governmental institutions and policies. Fall.
CRIM 3403 Criminal Court System
This course is designed to provide an analysis of the functions and structure of the criminal court system in the United States, including the roles of prosecutor, defender, judge, jury, and court administrator. The issues confronting the system will be considered from historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological perspectives. The ideals of the system will be compared with actual functioning and court reform proposals will be explored. Spring.
MGMT 4983 Business Law II
A Continuation of Business Law I with comprehensive emphasis on commercial law topics including torts, products liability, business organizations and the law of agency. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a mock trial. Spring.
(Choose three of the following.)
CRIM 3203 Criminal Law
A concise yet comprehensive introduction to substantive criminal law. Deals with the common law and statutory elements of crimes including general and specific intent offenses, offenses against persons, property crimes, offenses against public morality, inchoate offenses, and defenses to crimes. Fall.
CRIM 3603 Constitutional Law
Studies American Law in action, development of modern jurisprudence, and the role of the legislature in the legal process. Special emphasis is placed on the development of the American governmental system, including substantive limitations of criminal statutes and sanctions, through judicial interpretation of the Constitution. Spring.
CRIM 3703 Procedural Law
The course examines the interaction of constitution law and law enforcement procedure. Rationales of case law will be explored and discussed within the context of the exlusionary rule, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, police line-ups, and right to assistance of counsel. Fall.
POLS 3903 American Political Parties
This survey course explores the history and development of the various political parties of America. Special emphasis will be placed on the origin of each party and the basic original platforms. Principles, policies and platforms of American political parties and opinions that helped produce them will be examined. Major party standard bearers will also be looked at and the various major stages in political campaigns, i.e. media coverage, television debates, etc. will also be discussed. Spring, odd years.
LEAD 4883 Political Justice Internship