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Welcome to the First Week of Classes. Reminder, there is no class meeting on Thursday as I will be away. Instead click here to complete the online assignmnent (diagnostic baseline).
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Total Points Possible: 200 points
See the Student Handbook for how points are calculated into a letter grade and GPA.
Assignments (90 points)
Diagnostic Baseline: 10 points
Writing Prompt 1: 10 points
Group Brainstorm: 10 points
Diagnostic 2: 10 points
Thesis Statement: 10 points
Campus Field Research: 10 points
Study Table: 10 points
Peer Review: 10 points
Tutoring Workshop: 10 points
Research Writing Assignment: 60 points (6 page research paper)
Mid-Term Exam: 20 points
Final Exam: 30 points
Calendar of Assignments, Readings, Lectures, Videos and other Course Materials
|3.4||Alice Clip 1
Groups: Discuss Fairness
Groups: What do you do when someone treats you unfairly?
FW: What is Law
|No Class – Online Assignment (10): click here|
|3.9, 11, 12||In Class Reading: Kruse (2010): click here ; Groups: What are the symbols of law in this article?||Groups: What is the different uses of language of law in this article?
|Writing Prompt (10): What are the differences between the symbols, language, and process of law?|
|3.16, 18, 19||Lecture: Introduction to the Science of Actor Network Theory: Competing Notions of Jurisdiction, Sovereignty, and Power||Video: Critical Thinking: click here
Reading: Kustron (2020): Chapter 2
Workshop: Taking Critical Notes and the difference between Philosophy, History and Science: Identify conflict points of Injustice in your lived experience
|Groups: Create an Actor Network Map (Court system to CRj to Political) to use for this class; In Groups: Brainstorm about topics for final research paper. Complete Group Form and turn in at the end of class (10).|
|3.23, 25, 26||Read Chapter 3: Criminal Trials
Discuss: History of the Courts in the United States and England: Economic Base of Relations
|Review Table of Contents: Federal Rules of Evidence: click here
Discuss: Evidence (see Federal Rules of Evidence): Admissibility, Relevance, Hearsay
|Discuss: Burden of Proof and Access to a Competent Lawyer: Who should we put on trial for historical injustices? Reparations and Restorative Justice|
|3.30, 4.1, 2||Lecture: Establishing a Cause of Action in Torts. Brown v. Board of Education and the Doll Studies.
Torts: Cause of Action: Elements: Duty, Breach, Cause, Damages
|Discuss: Women at Work||Discussion: Unpacking injustices, economics of social response to crime, historical trials.
Diagnostic Two (10): How has your perception of Law changed so far? free-write.
|4.6, 4.8||Draft a Thesis Statement for your final research paper and bring to class (10).
Discussion: in Groups, draft inquiry questions about the content from class thus far; pay special attention to the readings, lectures, and the federal rules of evidence we talked about in class. Turn these in. I will make a copy and return to you before posting the midterm exam online. I will make the questions pulling from your inquiries. The midterm is an open book exam. You can use your notes.
|4.13, 15, 16||SB||SB||SB|
|4.20, 22, 23||Midterm Exam (20)||Lecture: Different approaches to teaching law: law as control, law as rights, law as construct.||Discuss: Sources for Academic Study: Using JStor for Research. Identify non-academic, academic, and scholarly sources.|
|4.27, 29, 30||Conducting Field Research on Campus (10).||Debrief: Conducting Field Research on Campus. Identify injustice through campus field work.||Briefing a case: Scott v. Sandford and Chevron USA INC v. Natural Resources Defense Council.|
|5.4, 6, 7||Actor Network Theory Mapping Demonstration. Law, Symbols, Language, Process, Differences that make a Difference||Lecture: The Three Dimensions of Power (Lukes). Eco-Crisis, Migration, UnHomelessness v. United Nations Sustainability Goals.||Study Skills: In Groups use the Midterm Feedback Sheet to Construct a Table (10).|
|5.11,13,14||Peer Review: Bring in a Draft of Your Final Research Paper (10).||Lecture: Integrating your Research Notes, Your Draft, and Your Course Study Table.
Final Research Paper Conclusion Prompt: How does the History and Structure of the Courts in the U.S.A. inform the Social Responses and Perceptions of Crime and the Law?
|Lecture: Major Theories in Criminal Justice you should know for Transfer Colleges: Foucault, Durkheim, Patricia Hill Collins, Alexander, Huntington, and Terrorism.|
|5.18,20,21||Reading: Article: Basketball in the Key of Law: The Significance of Disputing in Pick-Up Basketball. DeLand, M. (2013). Law and Society Review, V. 47, N 3.||Paper Writing Perfect Paragraph Activity: Sources of Legal Theory: Property Law, Human Rights Law, Positivism, Realism, Law and Society.||Alternative Dispute Resolution. Negotiation and the Founders Understanding of Greek and Roman Justice.|
|5.25,27,28||OFF||Reading: Federal Rules of Evidence: Using the Table of Contents to Applied Research.||Extra Credit: Visit the Center for Academic Writing Success and bring back Tutoring Compliance Form (10 points).
Tutoring Workshop with Guest Speaker (10)
|6.1, 3,4||Review Questions and Answers (2 days)||Review Questions and Answers (2 days)||Last Class
Week 12: Research Writing Due; Conference with Instructor: Use Checklist
Hand in Completed Paper; Get Approval From Me or Revision Instructions.
Final Exam Overview, Handout, and Instructions
|6.8 Finals Begin|