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:
- ANT 351 / POL 351 or COM 231 / LIN 231 (3 credits).
- 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 .
- Legal Processes (3 credits).
POL 326 or POL 420 or POL 430 .
- Substantive Law (6 credits).
Courses in two different disciplines, selected from BUS 250 , BUS 351 ; 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.