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POLS 230 Writing Assignment

Writing Assignments

1) “Is the death penalty constitutional? Should states still use the death penalty?”
2) “Do we, as American citizens, have a constitutional right to own a firearm, and carry a firearm in
3) “Is affirmative action a proper policy for the government to utilize?”
4) “Should business owners with a religious objection to same sex marriage be allowed to deny services to same sex couples”? 

This paper will require outside research.

- at least four outside sources to be used (e.g., from books, magazines, newspapers, and journals)
- list it in a bibliography at the end of your paper
- Internet sources are increasingly available, but should be avoided. For example, do not cite Wikipedia,,,, or any similar website.

six (6) pages
12 point font

Due: December 8th.



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POLS 230

230-3 Law in American Society. This is an introductory course recommended for students who want to consider possible careers in law. The following topics will be covered: the relation between law, justice, morality and religion; types and sources of law and legal rules; origin and development of common law; the role of lawyers, judges and juries; legal education in the United States. These topics will be explored through lectures, discussion groups and occasional guest speakers.
3.000 Credit hours


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