Director: Jane Peterson, Ph.D.
The Law and Society minor is designed to provide students the opportunity to study law from an integrated, social science perspective. Students pursuing this minor learn to identify and analyze the social and cultural factors that shape the foundations, practice, interpretation and mobilization of the law. Course work includes explorations of both domestic and international contexts.
A minor in Law and Society provides students insights on the connections between a society and its legal institutions. This prepares them not only for law school, but also a variety of careers and degrees in law-related fields.
Law and Society Minor
The Interdisciplinary minor in Law and Society consists of a total of six courses (18 credits); two required courses (6 credits) and four elective courses (12 credits) as listed below.
|CRLS 2001||Introduction to the Law||3|
|SOCI 4600||The Social Reality of Crime and Justice||3|
|or SOCI 4660||Law and Society|
|Elective courses: Choose four courses from the following. At least two of the following disciplines must be represented: ANTH, CRLS, SOWJ, SOCI, HIST, POSC, PHIL||12|
|No more than one course may be chosen from BULA or COMM.|
|Culture, Law and Violence|
|Legal Environment of Business|
|The Legal and Regulatory Environment of International Business|
|Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice|
|Comparative Justice Systems|
|Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice|
|Race, Crime and Punishment|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Philosophy and History of Crime and Punishment (also HIST or CRLS)|
|Justice and Power|
|American Constitutional Law and Development|
|The Politics of Civil Rights and Liberties|
|Courts and Public Policy|
|Deviance and Social Control|
|Immigrants and their Communities|
|Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice|
|Total Credit Hours||18|