Goal 1: Students will understand how law intersects with the larger social, historical, political, and economic world, develop an awareness of the historical and contemporary contexts for the study of law, and develop an appreciation of how various theories of jurisprudence have molded and continue to mold our understanding of law.
Outcome 1.1: Students will form a knowledge base in the foundational principles of law and justice.
Outcome 1.2: Students will understand the intersections between law, humanities, and social sciences.
Goal 2: Students will understand the role of the American legal system in American society and its place within the larger context of comparative traditions and in the current global legal order.
Outcome 2.1: Students will be able to compare legal systems using historical, cross-cultural, or interdisciplinary methods.
Goal 3: Students will improve their research, writing, and communication skills in a sociolegal context. (2018-2019)
Outcome 3.1: Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in researching and using primary and secondary legal and scholarly sources.
Outcome 3.2: Students will be able to present clear argumentation on sociolegal issues.
Goal 4: Students will gain an appreciation for the complex ways in which social issues interface with the law, and understand how law is created, interpreted, and implemented.
Outcome 4.1: Students will connect the law in action to course concepts.