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School of Business & Public Administration

SBPA Course Descriptions


  • LW311 Correctional Security Management and Administration
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    The rationale, procedures and problems underlying sentencing and the correctional process are analyzed. The course also focuses on problems of recidivism and future trends in criminal corrections.
  • LW330 Contracts and Torts
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course presents the basic principles of contracts including offer and acceptance, consideration, interpretation and construction, breach, remedies and defenses. The tort phase of the course will examine the basic areas of personal injury law such as intentional and quasi-intentional acts, negligence, strict liability, defenses and other general considerations.
  • LW360 Administrative Procedure
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course prepares the paralegal to render legal assistance in the processes, procedures, and requirements established by administrative agencies through their enabling statutes and rules and regulations. Methods of informal and formal rulemaking and adjudication will be examined, as well as policy execution. This course will also explore administrative considerations in such areas as real estate transactions, procurement, bids, licensing, zoning, employment and program management are discussed.
  • LW380 Criminal and Civil Procedure
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course examines primary criminal and civil practice issues from procedural, substantive and legal support perspectives.
  • LW402 Constitutional Law
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course provides the student with underlying principles of constitutional interpretation, government organization and functions, and the application of the Bill of Rights to criminal justice. Special problems of constitutional principles applied to the criminal justice system are dealt with through the study of U.S. Supreme Court cases.
  • LW404 Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course examines the application of sound organizational theory and public administration and management practices in the criminal justice system. This course focuses on the interdependencies of the administrative systems of criminal justice agencies and strategies that are necessary for administrators to successfully manage these agencies.
  • LW409 Problems in Criminal Justice (Senior Seminar)
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    This course examines current problems in law enforcement and criminal justice at the territorial and national levels from an administrative perspective, including review and evaluation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources.
  • LW442 Business Law I
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course examines the rules of law governing business transactions. Topics covered include the American legal system: definitions, classifications, and sources of law; court systems and procedures; tort laws; laws of contract: essentials of enforceable agreements, operation, and discharge; law of sales; and the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • LW443 Business Law III
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course covers law of agency and employer-employee relations including rights and liabilities of parties, and the termination of relationships; law of business organization: sole ownership, partnerships, and corporations; laws of negotiability, negotiations and discharge and debtors, creditors and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: LW442 with a C grade or better.
  • LW490 Special Project in Legal Studies
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: As Required
    This special research course is intended to provide Criminal Justice and Public Administration majors with the contemporary principles and techniques of research in the principles of constitutional interpretation, government organization and functions, and the application of the Bill of Rights to criminal justice.

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