addition to required classroom meetings this course includes
assignments. Class participation will occur in the classroom
and over the internet. We will rely on this online course outline,
e-mail, and other web-based tools to complete this course.
The "Law and Social Control" course is arranged around
a group of "modules." Each module includes reading,
internet, and WebCT assignments.
this course our focus will be on the analysis of several issues.
Please think about these issues as you move through your assignments:
is the role of norms and customs?
do we study law?
does law function in various social institutions?
Does Law Function (or dysfunction)?
law lead to justice?
law a codification of morality?
law lead to social change?
law assure equality?
- Snakes or Saints?
there too much law?
and Why is Law Created?
some acts and behaviors inherently "bad?"
laws simply a result of rational decisions?
law a tool to control and oppress?
do social status, gender, race, and other factors interact
law legitimate certain social structures?
Outline and Schedule
on the "Course Outline" and "Schedule" buttons
to review the outline and calendar for this class. Assignments
and due dates for modules are included in module pages whish
are linked to the schedule. Be sure you
review the entire Outline and
few days of the semester.