May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CJ 200 - Constitutional Law

Credits: 5
Covers the historic, legal and political basis of individual rights in the United States. Analyzes search and seizure, freedom of expression, pornography, sexual harassment, arrest, and workings of the United States Supreme Court.

Enrollment Requirement: CJ& 101  and ENGL& 101  or ENGL 126/127/128/235 with a grade of 2.0 higher; or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $5.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Recognize the historical, legal and political bases of individual rights in the United States.
  2. Identify laws governing substantive and procedural due process.
  3. Discuss major U.S. Supreme Court decisions addressing course topics.
  4. Apply the major legal doctrines associated with individual rights, especially as they relate to the criminal justice system.
  5. Analyze and/or evaluate their own values and opinions as they relate to course topics.

Program Outcomes
  1. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
  2. Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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