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Major Concentration: Law & Society

Discover the impact of law on our society today through courses in civil liberties, political philosophy, legal environments, judicial politics, and more. Prepare yourself for law school or a career in the legal field. This concentration prepares political science majors to be able to connect the relationship of law to society and social theory.

What Will You Study?

The Law & Society concentration introduces majors to the study of the U.S. Supreme Court and the judicial politics that guide court decisions in civil rights and liberties. Majors will study American legal achievements as well as the ongoing defects that prevent justice from stimulating social parity.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

The three required courses for majors include Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Politics, and The U.S. Supreme Court.

Electives (9 credit hours)

Electives for this concentration include Wrongful Convictions, Philosophy of Law, Business Law, Social and Political Philosophy, and Law and Film.