Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

PA 101 - Introduction to Law

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide the student with a general understanding of the law and our legal system. The classroom lectures and other materials will provide the student with the essential background in law that any undergraduate ought to have. The intent is to cover basic fields of law such as property rights, contracts, torts, civil actions and criminal law. This course will examine changes in the law in response to historical events and their impact on society as a whole.

Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement – Social Sciences.

Recommended for Non-Paralegal Students.  Paralegal Majors please see your academic adviser.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an historic perspective and knowledge of sources of law;
  • utilize knowledge of sources of law to analyze the workings of the American Legal System;
  • analyze the response of the legal system to address changes in society and social phenomena;
  • demonstrate knowledge of substantive law in the areas of torts, contracts, property and criminal law; and
  • utilize hypothetical problems to demonstrate the application of law in action.


F/S (N, S)