2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUS 8 Introduction to Law and Society


Units: 3
The course provides an explanation of different sources of law, including statutes, court cases and administrative agency rules, and it reviews schools of jurisprudence, basic legal reasoning, canons of statutory interpretation, argumentation, and introductory socio-legal theory with perspectives and research methods of the social and behavioral sciences. Additionally, the course introduces an overview of various classifications of law and legal systems in global society, including such classifications as civil law and common law, as well as selected legal specialties and landmark cases in areas such as civil rights law, constitutional law, business law, criminal law, antitrust law, environmental and land use law, family law, real property law, contract law, employment and labor law, immigration law, intellectual property law, and other areas of law in society. Also included is a review of the principles and theories of legal ethics, social justice, critical legal studies, and law in action.  Material is presented from a theoretical point of view and focuses on core concepts and methods of the socio-legal studies discipline rather than on personal, practical, or applied aspects of a particular jurisdiction. This course is not intended to replace BUS 18A  , BUS 18B  , or BUS 19  or business majors or minors.  (UC, CSU, C-ID LPPS 110)



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