Introduction to Law

Course Description:

Introduction to Law will offer students the opportunity to explore all aspects of the United States legal system, from its fundamental ideas to its guiding principles. The emphasis throughout the course will be to examine the reasons why a society and its members must adhere to the legal system while thinking critically and evaluating tenets of the law. This course serves as the prerequisite for Criminal and Consumer Law.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Introduction to Law
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Law Studies
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Online Instructor Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Standards Addressed : MMC
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : Law Studies
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

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Phone : 810.591.4401

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Additional Course Information:

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

Identify the kinds of laws that exist.
Examine how law is related to values, human rights, and responsibilities.
Explore the roles of citizens in influencing the formation of laws.
Evaluate the importance of lobbying and voting.
Describe how trials, appeals courts, and tribal courts operate.
Analyze the powers of the Supreme Court within the U.S. system of justice.
Examine ethical issues related to the practice of law.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

Examine several defenses to crimes.
Describe the steps involved in the criminal justice process, from the investigation to the pretrial proceedings, then the trial and ending, with sentencing and corrections.
Explain how the juvenile justice system works.
Examine the law as it relates to terrorism.
Describe the ideas behind, and the types of, torts.
Examine negligence within the legal system.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

Explain how strict liability laws work.
Describe how public policy affects torts.
Examine how contracts affect the consumer and business.
Examine how the credit industry and other financial services operate.
Describe the various deceptive sales practices.
Identify important information to consider when purchasing an automobile or home.
Examine how law affects the American family.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

Examine the laws regarding marriage in American society.
Explain the obligations parents and children have for one another.
Examine the laws regarding separation, divorce, and custody.
Describe how the government supports American families.
Examine the laws of the United States Constitution, focusing on the Bill of Rights, in particular the First Amendment.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Partially Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Partially Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Partially Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Partially Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Partially Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Partially Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Partially Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met

Review Conducted By : Genesee ISD
Date of Review : 08/01/2014

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

Identify the kinds of laws that exist.
Examine how law is related to values, human rights, and responsibilities.
Explore the roles of citizens in influencing the formation of laws.
Evaluate the importance of lobbying and voting.
Describe how trials, appeals courts, and tribal courts operate.
Analyze the powers of the Supreme Court within the U.S. system of justice.
Examine ethical issues related to the practice of law.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

Examine several defenses to crimes.
Describe the steps involved in the criminal justice process, from the investigation to the pretrial proceedings, then the trial and ending, with sentencing and corrections.
Explain how the juvenile justice system works.
Examine the law as it relates to terrorism.
Describe the ideas behind, and the types of, torts.
Examine negligence within the legal system.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

Explain how strict liability laws work.
Describe how public policy affects torts.
Examine how contracts affect the consumer and business.
Examine how the credit industry and other financial services operate.
Describe the various deceptive sales practices.
Identify important information to consider when purchasing an automobile or home.
Examine how law affects the American family.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

Examine the laws regarding marriage in American society.
Explain the obligations parents and children have for one another.
Examine the laws regarding separation, divorce, and custody.
Describe how the government supports American families.
Examine the laws of the United States Constitution, focusing on the Bill of Rights, in particular the First Amendment.

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2019 12/31/2019 100 $150.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
If you notify the National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS) of cancellation within 30 days of the course enrollment date, you will be receive a 100% refund, less the $25.00 activation fee. No refund will be given after 30 days of the enrollment date. Materials purchases are eligible for a refund only when returned unused within 30 days of the date of the original shipment. Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment. Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2019 12/31/2019

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School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
14-15 12 9 75.0% None

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