Legal Studies Pathway

 The Legal Studies Pathway approaches the law from political, historical, philosophical, and sociological
 perspectives. Courses provide students with an understanding of the law as both a profession and a field
 of scholarly inquiry.

Each Pathway must contain 4 courses covering a minimum of 3 different disciplines. In addition to the courses listed below, Honors and special-topics courses may be used in Pathways if they have been approved for this purpose. See here for a list of Fall 2015 course offerings applicable to Pathways.

  • PHIL 203 Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 337 Political Philosophy
  • POSC 102 Introduction to Law *cross-listed PRLG 101
  • POSC 210 U.S. Const. Law: National Powers *prereq POSC 110; cross-listed PRLG 206 & HIST 210
  • POSC 221 Law and Society *cross-listed PRLG 221 and CRJU 221
  • POSC 290 International Law and Organizations *priority to juniors and seniors
  • POSC 300 US Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties
  • POSC 360 Congress Today
  • PSYC 202 Abnormal Psychology *prereq PSYC 101
  • PSYC 348 Psychological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior *prereq PSYC 101 or CRJU 101
  • REST 244 Prison, Praxis, and Prisoners
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 223 Juvenile Delinquency *pre-req SOC 101


Students may also select one of the non-breadth area courses below for this Pathway:

  • CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 250 Introduction to US Courts
  • Any Paralegal course not listed above