Oct 20, 2020  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2018/Spring 2019) 
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2018/Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, Justice and Society Minor

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The Law, Justice and Society minor provides an interdisciplinary perspective on law.  We study the complex ways in which law works in society and the integral relationship of law with justice.  The law is not a tool or technique to be mastered and manipulated.  Law emerges out of struggles over social, political and cultural values; law affects different communities differently; and law shapes society and is shaped by it.  Students in the Law, Justice and Society program will become familiarized with law in different societies, but even more, they will learn a holistic way of thinking about the interactions of law, justice and society that will serve them well whether they go into law or another field.

Requirements for the Minor (20 Credits)

I. Required Core/Gateway Course

II. Electives

Four other courses are to be chosen from the following courses, provided that courses are from at least two different departments, and at least two courses must have a non-U.S. or International focus.


ARGS 863 - Banned Books: Russian Literature and Censorship (Caspersen School of Graduate Studies) and CSOC 561 - Mass Incarceration and Economic Justice (Theological School) may be taken and counted toward the electives portion of the minor requirements.

Other courses offered as special topics may be applied to the minor as deemed appropriate.


PSYC 360   - Psychology Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Psychology (if topic was: Psychology and the Law [U.S. Focus] or topic similar)

PSCI 256   - Selected Studies in Political Science (if topics was: Introduction to Legal Education [U.S. Focus] or topic similar)

PSCI 332    - Advanced Topics in Political Theory

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