3credit hour(s)| Fall | Spring | SummerPrerequisite(s): documented exemption, appropriate placement test scores, or completion of developmental education reading and writing. Examines the history, traditions, and philosophy of the American court system. Emphasis is on the roles of the prosecutor, judge, defense attorney, jurors, offenders and the public. Focuses on the general themes of law on the books, law in action and law in controversy. Contact: 3 hours.