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SOCY 3503 Sociology of Law

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as SOC 43.5.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Function of law in society. Relationships between social values, conduct, law. Comparison of legal institutions in primitive and modern societies. Laws in the context of family and occupational structure of the United States. Consideration of extent to which legal change can affect established patterns of social behavior. (Not open to students who have completed Sociology 34.)

Prerequisite: Sociology *1101 [5] or permission of the chairperson.


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