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CRJU 2145. Criminal Law (3-0-3) This course covers the historical origins and evolution of substantive law and its current purposes in the criminal justice system and U.S. society.


CRJU 2146. Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3-0-3) A study of the introduction and progressive development of constitutional and legal procedures that govern the conduct of the United States criminal justice process.


CRJU 3128. Correction Law (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2106 with a grade of “C” or better. The aim of this course is to examine the Constitution and Bill of Rights, court decisions and statutes that apply to U.S. corrections, and the function law plays in the juvenile and adult correctional context.


PHIL 2030. Moral Philosophy (3-0-3) An examination of the main theories of moral obligation and evaluation with application to current moral issues. Includes discussion of the ideas and procedures in analysis and judgment of moral problems.


POLS 3117. Conflict Resolution (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. An analysis of the nature of conflict and the methods to resolve conflict with an emphasis on collaborative problem solving and mediation. A research project and supporting specialized reading will be required


POLS 3155. Law School: Methods and Tactics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. A comprehensive overview of the procedures and techniques essential for success in law school. Essential skills and strategies will be emphasized including writing skills, time management, the Socratic methodology, and trial tactics. Special emphasis is placed on inductive and deductive reasoning.


POLS 3165. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. This course provides an in-depth examination of American civil rights and civil liberties, focusing on the differences between them and how they have developed over time.


POLS 4166. International Law and Organizations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of various attempts by the United Nations and other organizations to bring about peaceful settlement of international disputes. Disarmament and worldwide coordination of economic and social activities through efforts of international organizations are examined as well as legal settlement of international disputes and restraint of force in contemporary world problems. Course will also focus on international endeavors to develop law and order in interstate relations.