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POLS 125 - Law and Democracy

Unit(s): 3.0

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an examination and analysis of practical law as it affects people in daily life as citizens in a democracy. It assists in the development of skills to successfully navigate legal systems and in understanding democratic political values. Emphasis is placed on constitutional rights and civil liberties, police encounters and criminal law, local government and advocacy, small claims and traffic courts, landlord/tenant relations, family law, consumer rights, contracts, employment and immigration. Further emphasis is placed on application, critical thinking and problem solving in common legal situations. This course is designed for any student wishing to learn more about the law and its interaction with democratic government and those students wishing to attend law school. It is also a requirement for any student seeking to participate in the Community College Pathway to Law School Initiative.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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