HIST 453: Law and Society in U.S. History: Crime, Race, Family, Work and Property
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: Sophomore classification.
The development of both law and the legal system from colonial times to the present, highlighting their crucial role in aspects of American life such as marriage, family, employment, racial identification, and economic exchange. Topics will include important past legal disputes, the different levels of courts, the various actors in the legal process (e.g., police, prosecutors, prisoners, judges and juries), the relationship between the individuals and institutions that comprise the legal system.