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SOCI422 - Sociology of the Law


This course is a study of law, law-making, law-enforcement, and legal systems in social life. Course content focuses on the American legal system from a sociological perspective--its origins, development, and current format, and examines the sources of the legal tradition, the function of legislation in society, and current trends in the social construction of norms. The course investigates the human need for social order and conflict resolution, and how that takes shape in the social world.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition, 2008 Ed. - eBook available in the APUS Online Library.
ISBN: 9780521673921
Publication Info: Cambridge University Press
Author: Mathieu Deflem
Unit Cost: $38.26
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Book Title: Invitation to Law and Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law - EBook Available in the APUS Online Library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9780226089973
Publication Info: University of Chicago Press
Author: Calavita
Unit Cost: $13.05
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