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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Society Minor


The minor is designed to help students understand the law and legal processes from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives. Participating disciplines include anthropology, political science, linguistics, philosophy, communication, criminal justice, public administration, business, and sociology. With a liberal arts rather than a pre-professional focus, the program grounds students in the ways in which legal thinking and legal institutions regulate behavior and attempt to deliver justice.

Requirements. Eighteen credits, distributed as follows:

  1. ANT 351  / POL 351  or COM 231  / LIN 231  (3 credits).
  2. Legal Foundations and Perspectives (6 credits).
    Courses in two different disciplines, selected from: ANT 351  / POL 351  (if not chosen for A); COM 231  / LIN 231  (if not chosen for A); PHL 362 ; POL 222  , POL 333 , POL 380 , POL 381 ; SOC 485 .
  3. Legal Processes (3 credits).
    POL 326  or POL 420  or POL 430 .
  4. Substantive Law (6 credits).
    Courses in two different disciplines, selected from BUS 250 ; COM 331 ; CRJ 380  or POL 428 ; POL 329 ; PUB 422 , PUB 425 , PUB 487 ; PUB 424  / HCR 424 .

Students with concentrations in Political Science are allowed to count at most six credits of courses in the concentration toward this minor.