Undergraduate Property – GOVT 406

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 12/12/2022

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the principles and the laws that govern property.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Property law serves as an essential foundation that supports American law, government, and liberty while promoting a free-market economy. The goal of this undergraduate property course is to introduce upper-level government students to the law of property.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 250–300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words. Each Discussion is worth 50 points, in total. 

Case Questions Assignments (6)

The student will read and answer the questions posed in the assigned case problems from the course textbook, along with an explanation and analysis as to why that answer is legally correct. The student will follow the Case Questions Template to complete these assignments. The answers provided for each case should total at least 150-200 words. Each Case Questions assignment is worth 85 points. 

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the chapters described for each quiz, to test the material for each of the covered modules. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. Each quiz is worth 30 points. 


The Quiz: Legal Issues in Land Development will cover the Learn material for Module 8: Week 8. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 28 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and 2 short answer questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. The quiz is worth 50 points.