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PARLGL-101 - Introduction to Law - Marcy Calnan

Course:Introduction to Law
Professor:Marcy Calnan
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to Intro to Law #101 which is a step in the Pathway to Law School!

Course Description

This course will introduce the United States of America justice system and the role of legal professionals within that system.

What to Expect in this Course

In this class, the general calendar of the readings and assignments can be found in the syllabus, however, the specific instructions will appear on Canvas and assignments will be turned in via Canvas. A Remote Learning/Distance course requires a significant familiarity with digital resources. Please be prepared to seek assistance through the many services offered at College of the Canyons, including the TLC.

Types of Assessments

Please be prepared to log into Canvas regularly to view the calendar, syllabus, announcements, readings, lectures, activities, discussions and to submit your assignments. Please be prepared to use Zoom for class meetings.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Introduction to Law and Legal Systems, F. Schubert, ISBN: 978-0-357-66016-4 (most recent edition and see the bookstore for more detailed information).

Other Relevant Course Information

Please note, emails are generally answered within 48 hours, however, delays are possible.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 02/03/2023 Sub#: 1265