Courses taken in the minor must come from a discipline other than the student’s major discipline to ensure that the minor will provide intellectual breadth complementary to a specialized curriculum in a traditional discipline.
No more than one independent study will count toward completion of the minor.
Program of Study
The student’s program of study must be approved by a program Advisor and verified before graduation.
Students working toward a minor in Law and Social Thought will be invited to participate in field experience, and elective credit will be offered depending on the student’s level of involvement.
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Path 1: Law, History, and Theory
Path 2: Law, Difference, and Social Practices
Path 3: Law, Institutions, and Public Policy
Path 4: Comparative Law
At least one elective must be a law and social thought upper division seminar (LST 4900) compatible with the chosen path.
Students will critically assess the assumptions and traditions that guide distinct interpretations of the law and of legal institutions and understandings of justice and fairness.
Students will demonstrate awareness of and ability to evaluate social effects of legal decisions, legal institutions, and the deployment of force by legal authorities.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of and evaluate the status of cultural and economic differences vis-a-vis the law.
Students will demonstrate awareness of the legal status and meaning of class, race, sexuality, gender and disability.