May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies Program

Structure of the Concentration

  1. With the assistance of a legal studies advisor from the legal studies steering committee, students will select six courses from those approved by the legal studies steering committee for their concentration in legal studies. Normally no more than two courses under the 400 level may be selected from any single department. It is vital to consult with an advisor affiliated with legal studies since the program offers a variety of special topics courses that count toward the concentration.
  2. One of the six required courses may be an internship related to the field of legal studies. This internship must be selected in consultation with the director or under the supervision of one of the affiliated faculty. Students must register for the internship through the department of the faculty member who supervises the internship.
Affiliated Courses

AMST 301 - Critical Prison Studies  
ENGL 265 - Literature and Human Rights  
HIST 137 - From Confederation to Confederacy: US History from Independence to the Civil War  
HIST 225 - Native History to 1871  
HIST 226 - American Indian History since 1871  
HIST 235 - Captives, Cannibals, and Capitalists in the Early Modern Atlantic World  
INTL 114 - Introduction to International Studies: International Codes of Conduct  
PHIL 121 - Ethics  
PHIL 220 - Bioethics  
PHIL 224 - Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 225 - Digital Ethics  
PHIL 321 - Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy  
POLI 206 - US Constitutional Law and Thought  
POLI 207 - US Civil Rights and Civil Liberties  
POLI 212 - Litigation and Public Policy in the U.S.  
POLI 301 - Law, Economy, and Identity  
POLI 316 - Information Politics, Policy and Law  
PSYC 377 - Moral Psychology  
RELI 354 - Human Sacrifice: Killing for God and State  
RUSS 270 - Wrongdoing in Russian Literature  
SOCI 190 - Criminal Behavior/Social Control  
SOCI 230 - Affirmative Action Policy  
SOCI 280 - Indigenous Peoples’ Movements in Global Context  
SOCI 310 - Law and Society  
SOCI 370 - Political Sociology