Law and Society Minor

This 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 (total credit hours: 18)

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • CRLS 2001 Introduction to the Law

    AND Choose one of the following (students may take both*):
  • SOCI 4600 Social Reality of Crime and Justice
  • SOCI 4660 Law & Society

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


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