Course Abstract Details

CRIM-125, Constitutional Law

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-125, Constitutional Law, provides a foundation for understanding Constitutional Law including an overview of the historical setting and legal system of the United States. The course provides understanding of the constitutional guarantees of civil rights and liberties and the basic freedoms of the amendments and the constitutional amendments' influences on the criminal justice system. Also offered as LGST-125; credit not awarded for both. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:  Upon successful completion of the course, the student will: 

1. Analyze the United States Constitution as the foundation of American democracy. (GE1, GE2 GE5, GE6, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

2. Describe the Bill of Rights and its application to everyday life. ( GE1,GE2, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

3. Demonstrate the authority, jurisdiction and traditions of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government. (GE2, GE5, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

4. Research the sources of American law and demonstrate application of legal principles in written problems. (GE2, GE5, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

5. Demonstrate an understanding of how to read case and statutory law. (GE1, GE2, GE4, PG1, PG3, PG4) 

6. Demonstrate mastery of course content through completion of written or oral assignments. ( GE1, GE2, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4 )

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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