An interdisciplinary program, the Law, Politics, and Philosophy Minor enables students to focus on the law from a variety of disciplines, including political science, philosophy, history, criminology, and economics. In addition, the minor provides a sound foundation for the law school experience and gives students and faculty the chance to talk regularly about the law school application process. The minor does not attempt to reproduce for students the specific studies of the law they will pursue once they begin law school. Rather, the minor provides students with an interdisciplinary context within which they can more fully appreciate and understand the law as a discipline. The minor therefore requires students to take a selection of challenging courses outside their own major. In addition, the minor offers students rigorous preparation in analytic and writing skills. Developing such skills through a challenging course of study should be useful to students as they prepare to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), when they begin their study of the law and again when they begin their practice of law.
If you would like to add the Law, Politics, and Philosophy Minor, please submit this form at least one semester before graduation to Susan Scibilia via email or in the Social Sciences Building Room 219.
Law, Politics, and Philosophy
An interdisciplinary program, the Law, Politics, and Philosophy Minor enables students to focus on the law from a variety of disciplines, including political science, philosophy, history, criminology, and economics. The minor is comprised of two required courses and three options courses, which are available below. Only one (1) course taken as a part of the student’s major may also be counted toward the student’s minor.
|PHL 120/Introduction to Logic *||1 course unit|
|ECO 101/Principles of Microeconomics||1 course unit|
|Elective 1||1 course unit|
|Elective 2||1 course unit|
|Elective 3||1 course unit|
|Total||5 course units|
*Note: PHL 220: Metalogic usually requires PHL 120: Introduction to Logic, as a prerequisite. However, for qualified students, Metalogic may be substituted in place of Introduction to Logic without having taken PHL 120 with the permission of instructor.
Law, Politics, and Philosophy Minor Elective Options
Select three (3) courses from below as your options for your minor. No more than two (2) courses can be from the same department (including the two required courses listed above). At least two (2) courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.
|Business Courses||BUS 200: Legal and Regulatory Environment for Business
BUS 300: Business Law*
BUS 325: Employment Law*
BUS 360: Global Law and Policy Issues for Business
BUS 380: Law, Technology, and the Future of Business
BUS/MGT 385: Business Ethics
ECO 365: Economics of Law
|Criminology Courses||CRI 201: Judicature
CRI 301: Criminal Law and Procedure*
CRI 351: Comparative Criminology
CRI 352: Advanced Criminology: Race & Crime
|Philosophy Courses||BUS/MGT 385: Business Ethics
PHL 135: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHL 240: Political Philosophy
PHL 255: Biomedical Ethics*
PHL 275: Philosophy of Law*
PHL 375: Law and Ethics*
|Political Science Courses||POL 220: Judicial Politics & Processes
POL 320: Law and Society
POL 321: Constitutional Law I: Institutions and Powers
POL 322: Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations (cross-listed with INT 300)
POL 365: Origins of the United States Constitution (cross-listed with HIS 366)
|Other Courses||HIS 366: Origins of the United States Constitution (counts only when cross-listed with POL 365)
INT 300: Human Rights in International Relations (counts only when cross-listed with POL 345)
JPW 308: Media Law*
NUR 300: Legal Challenges in Health Care
PHL 430: Advanced Ethics (counts only when topic is suitable)
POL 390 Tutorial in Political Science (counts only when topic is suitable)
*This course has one or more prerequisites or requires sophomore standing or permission of instructor.