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LSTD497 - Senior Seminar in Legal Studies

Course Details

Course Code: LSTD497 Course ID: 2574 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The Capstone course is a senior level course designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Legal Studies. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates mastery of their program of study in a meaningful culmination of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree requirements. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate and explain the following learning objectives:

  1. Describe how the law is central to theories and research in philosophy, social science, business, and public policy.
  2. Analyze the role and authority of the judicial system in interpreting the U.S. Constitution.
  3. Clarify how the law can infringe on personal liberty.
  4. Interpret how multilateralism has begun to form Supreme Court precedent.
  5. Differentiate between the three branches of government and identify their relationships, conflicts, and roles.
  6. Clearly, concisely and thoroughly evaluate the merit of a selected legal concept in a Class Book chapter that synthesizes the results of applicable legal research and analysis.

GRADING SCALE

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

The University will issue final official grades. Professors have seven (7) days from the end of the course to submit their grades to the University. Students should not contact the University looking for grades until at least 30 days after the end of the course.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 (Virtual License Plate) 1.00 %
Week 1 (Devil's Advocate) 4.00 %
Week 2 (Letters to the Editor) 5.00 %
Week 3 (20 Questions) 5.00 %
Week 4 (Rights to Life and Privacy) 5.00 %
Week 5 (Nixon Library) 5.00 %
Week 6 (SWOT Team) 5.00 %
Week 7 (Kennedy v. Louisiana) 5.00 %
Week 8 (Journey's End) 5.00 %
Assessing Web-Based Resources 5.00 %
Week 2 (Let's Check It Out, Part 1 of 5) 1.00 %
Week 3 (Let's Check It Out, Part 2 of 5) 1.00 %
Week 4 (Let's Check It Out, Part 3 of 5) 1.00 %
Week 5 (Let's Check It Out, Part 4 of 5) 1.00 %
Week 6 (Let's Check It Out, Part 5 of 5) 1.00 %
Assignments 55.00 %
Week 1 (Research Paper Topic Approval) 1.00 %
Week 7 (Research Paper Submission) 34.00 %
Week 8 (Annotated Bibliography) 20.00 %
Extra Credit 3.00 %
Extra Credit 3.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - available online through the APUS Online Library: http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=https://www.legalbluebook.com
Author: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Publication Info: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
ISBN: 9780692400197

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - available online through the APUS Online Library: http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=https://www.legalbluebook.com
ISBN:9780692400197
Publication Info:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost:$41.30

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.