POL S 110
Law and Justice
Course Description: Law and Justice will examine the basic trends in law and the social changes made
within our communities. The focus will be the study and analysis of the concepts of family law, laborrelations law, welfare law, and civil rights laws as they impact each and every one of us. 5 lecture hours.
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Credits: 5 credits
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL 101; READ 090 or placement in college
level reading or instructor permission
Learning Outcomes:
1. Develop an understanding of the skills in critical thinking as applied the law,
2. Develop an understanding of how to use the law in problem solving concepts,
3. Develop an understanding of the concepts of the various laws which control our society,
4. Develop an understanding of the interactions of the court system,
5. Develop an understanding of the necessary literature within the class setting.
Course Resources: American Law and Legal Systems, by Calvi and Coleman, PowerPoint presentation,
class handouts
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this
course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday
of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the
grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work.
Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and
financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals
from all courses.