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Course Description:

In this eight-week course, students will become familiar with the history, philosophy and purposes of the criminal law as well as the elements of crimes in general and of specific crimes against the person, property, public order and public morals. Students will be required to analyze specific factual situations and apply those elements to determine whether specific crimes have been committed; the elements necessary to prove criminal defenses and the policies underlying them will also be examined and analyzed.

Prerequisite skills and knowledge: The student should be familiar with reading, analyzing and "briefing" legal cases, as might be learned in such introductory law courses as Introduction to Law and the Legal System or Legal Environment of Business. Familiarity with internet research will be expected.

Students planning to use financial aid: Students taking courses that are shorter than the standard term (at least 15 weeks in length) may have their federal loans reduced and/or state aid reduced or cancelled. Please visit our Web site at www.esc.edu/FinancialServices for more information.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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