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John Laakso
TPOL S 465
Tacoma Campus

Law and Public Policy in the United States

Relationship between law and public policy, with particular attention to problems of social, economic, and political change. Considers legal and constitutional processes as they relate to such problems of public policy as race relations, the environment, and the economy.

Class description

This quarter, this course will focus on the concept of citizenship, starting at the beginning with the US Constitution and proceeding to current issues surrounding the problems of modern immigration policy.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

There will be lectures, readings, DVDs, internet videos, etc.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John Laakso
Date: 12/03/2008