Washington Center

Law and Society

Credits: 
4
Instructor: 
Term or Semester: 
Day and Time: 
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
January 11 to March 15, 2018
Campus: 
UCDC
Course Number: 
UCLA Sponsored: Sociology 169
Category: 
Quarter Elective
Description: 

In this course, we will examine the relationship between the rules that govern us (law) and how we organize ourselves into communities (society), with the ultimate goal of understanding how American democracy works (or doesn’t work) to meet the needs of the people.  In addition to exploring how law reflects our values, traditions, and rights, we will focus on the role of legal institutions (largely judicial, but also legislative) in resolving conflicts among competing values, traditions, and rights that define our society.  And we will examine how individuals and groups work among those institutions to achieve preferred policy outcomes. 

Draft Syllabus 

Course ID: 
UCDC15202W18