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Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLS 271 - The Law and American Society


Credit(s): 6- (for students in the program prior to Spring 2019) / 3- (students in the program as of Spring and Fall 2019)
This seminar introduces the principles and functions of the American legal system.  There is a study of the law and who is protected by it.  Central issues include how laws are made and change and how people can contribute to those changes.  There will be a de-mystification of the law so that students can relate the content of the course to the daily realities and problems of life. Among the topics to be discussed are criminal law, small claims court, housing legislation, juvenile justice, the death penalty, mental health and the law, and family law.  A Life Arts Project is required.   

Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences program. 



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