law booksThis minor is an excellent opportunity for students planning to apply to law school or graduate school and students planning careers in fields like social work, non-profit administration, community organizing, or business and social entrepreneurship.

The minor in Law and Society draws on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and legal institutions and their impact on society and vice versa.

Students pursuing this minor study origins, actors, institutional frameworks, cultural development, and theoretical foundations of law as it relates to society.

The interdisciplinary study of law and society draws from the insights and tools of various social science and humanities disciplines including sociology, criminology, anthropology, social work, and political science.

Program of study:

Required Courses (6 credits):

Choose one of the following (students may take both*)

Elective Courses (12 credits):

ANTH 4320 Culture, Law & Violence
ANTH 4253 Forensic Anthropology
BULA 3001 Legal Environment of Business
BULA 3040 The Legal & Regulatory Environment of International Business
COMM 3800 Media Law
CRLS 2100 Juvenile Delinquency & Juvenile Justice
CRLS 4120 Comparative Justice Systems
CRLS 4130 Women, Crime & Criminal Justice
CRLS 4140 Race, Crime & Punishment
CRLS 4600 Evidence
PHIL 3750 Philosophy of Law
PHIL/HIST/CRLS 3751 History & Philosophy of Crime & Punishment
POSC 2801 Justice & Power
POSC 4241 American Constitutional Law & its Development
POSC 4251 The Politics of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
POSC 4276 Courts & Public Policy
POSC 4601 International Law
SOCI 3600 Deviance & Social Control
SOCI 4600 Social Reality of Crime and Justice*
SOCI 4660 Law & Society*
SOWJ 2150 Immigrants & Their Communities
SOWJ 2300 Conflict Resolution & Restorative Justice

Total credit hours: 18


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