Legal Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 21 Credits

Degree Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

ID 420Legal Research and Writing

3

PHIL 220The Nature of Legal Reasoning

3

Choose six credits from the following courses:

Group I — Basic

BAFN 231Legal Environment of Business

3

BAFN 332Business Administration and the Law

3

COMM 341Courtroom Communication

3

CRJ 110Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 230Judicial Process

3

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

HIST 347United States Women's History to 1877

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

PSCI 105Fundamentals of Politics

3

PSCI 306Constitutional Law

3

PSCI 328International Law and Organizations

3

PSY 365Psychology and the Law

3

SOC 444Sociology of Criminal Law

3

PHIL 300: Subtitle must be "Philosophical Issues in Employment Discrimination Law" to count toward the minor.

Choose six credits from the following courses:

Group II — Policy

BAMG 452Business Ethics

3

CRJ 410Comparative Justice Systems

3

MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

PHIL 150Ethics in Theory and Practice

3

PHIL 350Ethics

3

PHIL 355Social and Political Philosophy

3

PSCI 331Political Philosophy I

3

PSCI 332Political Philosophy II

3

PSCI 335American Political Philosophy

3

SOC 346Criminology

3

SOC 347Sociology of Corrections

3

Choose three credits from the following courses:

Group III - Skills

COMM 211Argumentation and Debate

3

COMM 343Persuasion

3

ECON 304Economics of Gender

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ENG 319The Art of Persuasion

3

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

PSCI 392Internship

1 - 13

PSY 265Social Psychology

3

PSY 366Industrial Psychology

3

PSCI 392: Any other internship must be approved by your legal studies advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to elect an internship as part of a minor, and internships in community service are especially encouraged.

NOTES: Students must complete 50 percent of their coursework at the 300 and 400 level. No more than 6 credits may be taken in one department.

A grade of “C” or better (C- is not acceptable) is required for a course to receive credit in the minor.

Some advanced courses have prerequisites. Please be certain that you meet the program's prerequisites if you plan to take such a course or you may check with the instructor to see if the prerequisite(s) may be waived, if you are capable of doing the work for the course.

Students are advised that the Required Courses are not offered every semester. Please contact the Legal Studies advisor at (970) 351-2572 as soon as you declare the minor to plan your schedule so that you can graduate on time.