Course Abstract Details

LGST-102, Personal Law

Credits: 3

Course Description

LGST-102, Personal Law, introduces students to the fundamentals of law and the American legal system. The course is designed for non-business majors seeking to learn how law affects their personal lives. Students will learn about the legal system and basic principles of law as well as applications of the law relating to home ownership, rental property, marriage, motor vehicles, employment, insurance, and estate planning. Prerequisite: READ-099. Three hours lecture per week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:  After successfully completing Personal Law, students will be able to: 

1. Identify situations in which a person should seek the advice of an attorney. PG1, PG2, PG4, GE1, GE4, GE7 

2. Describe the basic classifications of the law and the court system. PG1, PG3, PG4, GE4 

3. Describe how criminal, tort, and contract law can relate to you. PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4, GE1, GE2, GE4, GE7 

4. Describe action you might take in planning an estate. PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4, GE1, GE2, GE7

Learning Goals

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

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