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BUS 904 - Legal Study Tour

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The student will participate in a supervised study tour in which time will be spent touring a government center to view how the government runs, including the history of this country and current legal policies and procedures.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: BUS 185  or POL 111  or instructor permission
Competencies
  1. Interpret the sources of law in the United States.
    1. Recognize the essential characteristics of different sources of law.
    2. Distinguish the three branches of federal and state government.
  2. Apply critical legal thinking skills in analyzing judicial decisions.
    1. Discuss case law and its precedent value.
    2. Discuss how a lawsuit moves through the federal court system.
  3. Observe the legal systems in operation.
    1. Speak with professionals in the legal profession about our American legal system.
    2. Study a lawsuit to trace its path from trial court to appellate court.
    3. Visit an appellate court to observe oral arguments.
  4. Apply classroom theory to governmental and legal practice.
  5. Research information about the field study location.
  6. Write a journal of observations and information gathered.



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