19 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2022  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (53078)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
SOC 5101 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 52 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in creating, reproducing, and shaping class, gender, and race inequalities. An array of reading materials will be assigned including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion and give a class presentation during the course.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53078/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 April 2019

Fall 2021  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (20660)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 5
Enrollment Status:
Open (52 of 53 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Fall2021
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in creating, reproducing, and shaping class, gender, and race inequalities. An array of reading materials will be assigned including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion and give a class presentation during the course.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20660/1219
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 April 2019

Spring 2021  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (49010)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Online Course
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
SOC 5101 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (49 of 49 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times. Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC4101W+Spring2021
Class Description:
Law is an institution of enormous social impact, where the most pressing and controversial issues of our time are debated (e.g., When is a collection of cells a human being? Should the state be allowed to kill juveniles who commit crimes? Who owns electronic information?). Sometimes people turn to law for protection and relief; at other times, they seek to avoid it at all costs. Law can be a force for achieving equality and redistributing power in society; yet it can also be conservative, rooted in age-old traditions and customs, with tightly controlled boundaries. Law is located in myriad places, from university codes of conduct to international treaties on torture. It permeates every aspect of modern life. In this course, students will learn about the sources, content, and impact of law from a sociological perspective. Graduate students and honors students will meet with the professor outside of class every other week. Graduate students are expected to take a leadership role in the class, read supplemental material, and write a full-length research review on an area of the Sociology of Law that is of particular interest to them.
Grading:
Online reading quizzes (14): 24%
Midterm: 12%
Final: 12%
Paper components (policy brief, annotated bibliography, rough draft): 15%
Final paper draft: 20%
Group presentation: 7%
Participation: 10%
Class Format:
Most classes are a mix of lecture, video, and discussion. Discussion is focused on the content of, and connections among, course readings. Some days toward the end of the semester will be devoted to group presentations of current events related to law.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/49010/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 November 2019

Fall 2020  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (15332)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Online Course
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (50 of 52 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in an asynchronous format. There are no scheduled meeting times. Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Fall2020
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in creating, reproducing, and shaping class, gender, and race inequalities. An array of reading materials will be assigned including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion and give a class presentation during the course.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/15332/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 April 2019

Spring 2020  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (52510)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
SOC 5101 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Enrollment Status:
Open (52 of 54 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC4101W+Spring2020
Class Description:
Law is an institution of enormous social impact, where the most pressing and controversial issues of our time are debated (e.g., When is a collection of cells a human being? Should the state be allowed to kill juveniles who commit crimes? Who owns electronic information?). Sometimes people turn to law for protection and relief; at other times, they seek to avoid it at all costs. Law can be a force for achieving equality and redistributing power in society; yet it can also be conservative, rooted in age-old traditions and customs, with tightly controlled boundaries. Law is located in myriad places, from university codes of conduct to international treaties on torture. It permeates every aspect of modern life. In this course, students will learn about the sources, content, and impact of law from a sociological perspective. Graduate students and honors students will meet with the professor outside of class every other week. Graduate students are expected to take a leadership role in the class, read supplemental material, and write a full-length research review on an area of the Sociology of Law that is of particular interest to them.
Grading:
Online reading quizzes (14): 24%
Midterm: 12%
Final: 12%
Paper components (policy brief, annotated bibliography, rough draft): 15%
Final paper draft: 20%
Group presentation: 7%
Participation: 10%
Class Format:
Most classes are a mix of lecture, video, and discussion. Discussion is focused on the content of, and connections among, course readings. Some days toward the end of the semester will be devoted to group presentations of current events related to law.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52510/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 November 2019

Fall 2019  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (18748)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-103
Enrollment Status:
Closed (57 of 54 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Fall2019
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in creating, reproducing, and shaping class, gender, and race inequalities. An array of reading materials will be assigned including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Honors students are expected to demonstrate greater depth of discussion and give a class presentation during the course.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/18748/1199
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 April 2019

Spring 2019  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (52651)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Enrollment Status:
Open (54 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Spring2019
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52651/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Fall 2018  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (19081)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Enrollment Status:
Open (54 of 57 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Fall2018
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/19081/1189
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Spring 2018  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (49398)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Enrollment Status:
Closed (56 of 56 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [1001; 1101 or 3101 or 3102] recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/49398/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Fall 2017  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (16064)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [1001; 1101 or 3101 or 3102] recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/16064/1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Spring 2017  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (49833)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 130
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [1001; 1101 or 3101 or 3102] recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Spring2017
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/49833/1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Fall 2016  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (16431)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change. prereq: [1001, 3101, 3102] or 3701 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Fall2016
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/16431/1169
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Spring 2016  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (48603)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change. prereq: [1001, 3101, 3102] or 3701 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ferrales+SOC4101W+Spring2016
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/48603/1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Fall 2015  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (19762)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change. prereq: [1001, 3101, 3102] or 3701 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?boyle014+SOC4101W+Fall2015
Class Description:
Law is an institution of enormous social impact, where the most pressing and controversial issues of our time are debated (e.g., When is a collection of cells a human being? Should the state be allowed to kill juveniles who commit crimes? Who owns electronic information?). Sometimes people turn to law for protection and relief; at other times, they seek to avoid it at all costs. Law can be a force for achieving equality and redistributing power in society; yet it can also be conservative, rooted in age-old traditions and customs, with tightly controlled boundaries. Law is located in myriad places, from university codes of conduct to international treaties on torture. It permeates every aspect of modern life. In this course, students will learn about the sources, content, and impact of law from a sociological perspective.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/19762/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 March 2015

Spring 2015  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (48515)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change. prereq: [1001, 3101, 3102] or 3701 recommended, soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/48515/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Fall 2014  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (20783)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 155
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change.
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20783/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Spring 2014  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (53285)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
SOC 4101V Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey law. Social forces involved in creating law (civil/criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change.
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53285/1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2013

Fall 2013  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (27045)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 425
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey the law. Social forces involved in creating law (both civil and criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change.
Class Description:
Law is an institution of enormous social impact, where the most pressing and controversial issues of our time are debated (e.g., When is a collection of cells a human being? Should the state be allowed to kill juveniles who commit crimes? Who owns electronic information?). Sometimes people turn to law for protection and relief; at other times, they seek to avoid it at all costs. Law can be a force for achieving equality and redistributing power in society; yet it can also be conservative, rooted in age-old traditions and customs, with tightly controlled boundaries. Law is located in myriad places, from university codes of conduct to international treaties on torture. It permeates every aspect of modern life. In this course, students will learn about the sources, content, and impact of law from a sociological perspective.
Grading:
45% Midterm Exam
40% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
5% Attendance
5% In-class Presentations
Exam Format:
Short-answer essay exams.
Class Format:
25% Lecture
10% Film/Video
25% Discussion
25% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
60 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
3 Quiz(zes)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/27045/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 April 2013

Spring 2013  |  SOC 4101W Section 001: Sociology of Law (48338)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 120
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociological analysis of law/society. Why people obey the law. Social forces involved in creating law (both civil and criminal). Procedures of enforcement. Impact of law on social change.
Class Description:
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Throughout the course, we will consider the role of law in reinforcing and changing class, gender, and race inequalities. Although this course focuses on the U.S. legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between U.S. law and global law and concepts of justice. This course uses an array of reading materials including: theoretical works, empirical studies, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
10% Class Participation
Class Format:
45% Lecture
5% Film/Video
45% Discussion
5% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/48338/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2012

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