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Legal Studies

Minor in Legal Studies

The minor in Legal Studies provides students with a basic understanding of the American judicial and legal system, as well as courses designed to enhance critical thinking and analytic skill, and improve research practices, and communication skills, both oral and written.

Requirements for the Minor in Legal Studies

Core Courses Credits
PHIL 204 Critical Reasoning
or
PHIL 205 Deductive Logic
3
POLS 322 American Constitutional Law 3
POLS 323 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
HIST 415 Civil Rights  3
     Total credits: core courses 12
Electives (any two of the following)
PHIL 204 or 205, whichever is not taken as a core course 3
POLS 324 Family Law 3
POLS 376 Cyber Law  3
POLS 411 The US Congress 3
HIST 410 Creation of the US Constitution 3
HIST 432 Religion and Politics in US History 3
HIS 448 Roman Law 3
    Total credits: elective courses 6
Total credits for minor: 18

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