The legal studies minor provides an interdisciplinary study of the law and the legal process within a liberal arts framework. The minor provides an alternative approach to the study of law by drawing from courses in the social sciences, business and humanities. The minor addresses questions as to how social, political, philosophical and economic considerations influence and reflect these laws. The electives allow students to choose courses relevant to their legal interest in combination with a variety of other disciplines.
See Criminal Justice and Political Science for faculty and course descriptions.
Minor in Legal Studies
20 credits minimum of which 12 credits must be upper division.
|POLS/CRIM 105||Introduction to Law and Legal Process||4|
|Select four of the following:||16|
|Freedom of Communication|
|Legal Issues & the New Media|
|Criminal and Procedural Law|
|Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice|
|American Constitutional Law|
|Environmental Law and Policy|
|International Law and Organization|
|Law and Society|
Any Independent Study or Selected Topic on law
Recommended Courses for Students Planning for Law School:
|COMM 233||Argumentation & Advocacy||4|
|ENGL 301||Academic Research and Writing||4|
|POLS 322||Modern Political Thought||4|