|This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.|
|Course Title||The Judicial System|
|Prerequisite(s)||Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091.|
This course provides an introduction to courts, their legal basis, structure, jurisdiction, and operation. It also provides a basic understanding of each stage of criminal procedure as viewed from the perspective of courts, with special emphasis upon constitutional limitations.
|Expected Educational Results|
As a result of completing this course the student will be able to:
|General Education Outcomes|
This course addresses the general education outcomes of identifying, analyzing, and evaluating social, political, historical forces and communicating effectively through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
1. Courts, Crime, and Controversy
|Assessment of Outcome Objectives|
Tests, a writing assignment and a final exam prepared by the individual instructors will be used to determine the course grade, along with any other assignments required by the instructor. The final exam will include a 20-question multiple choice assessment instrument that will count for at least 20% of the grade on the final exam. The assessment instrument will have questions that sample the material found in the above objectives. It is expected that writing skills will be emphasized by the incorporation of a written assignment component of the course.
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