2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Legal Studies(minor)

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. For further information on legal course descriptions contact the department chairs of the respective programs.

Minor in Legal Studies

20 credits minimum of which 12 credits must be upper division.

POLS/CRIM 105Introduction to Law and Legal Process4
Select four of the following: 16
Business Law,
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
Total Hours20

Recommended Courses for Students Planning for Law School:

COMM 233Argumentation & Advocacy4
ENGL 301Academic Research and Writing4
PHIL 220Logic4
POLS 322Modern Political Thought4