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Law, Rights and Justice Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Nicholas Buccola, nbuccol, x2246, Walker
 

In successfully completing the Law, Rights, & Justice Minor, a student will:

  • Exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major reasons that have been offered in defense of the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice
  • Exhibit a fundamental grasp of the major reasons that have been offered in critique of the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice
  • Think critically about the connections and tensions between the rule of law, individual rights, and competing conceptions of justice
  • Ask meaningful questions about law, rights, and justice
  • Communicate with clarity and precision in response to meaningful questions about law, rights, and justice.

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:

FALL SEMESTER:

Any INQS 125

Course from List A or List B 

SPRING SEMESTER:

Any INQS 125 (if not completed fall semester)

Course from List A or List B

MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:

CORE:

POLS 220:  Great Political Thinkers OR PHIL 365: Social & Political Philosophy

POLS 320: Law, Rights, & Justice

ELECTIVES:
In order to complete the Law, Rights, and Justice Minor, students must complete six courses. Elective credits for this minor may not count toward the student's major. Students must take at least one elective course from List A and at least one elective course from List B. No more than three courses from one department may be counted toward the minor. If a student believes a course not listed below might be an acceptable alternative, he or she should check with the coordinator of the program.

ELECTIVE COURSES: 

List A List B
PHIL 180 Moral Problems POLS 225 The study of Law
PHIL 215 Bioethics POLS 325 U.S. Supreme Court
SOAN 240 Utopias and Dystopias MSCM 337 Mass Media & the Law
ENGL 260 Transatlantic Literature: The Good Society BNSS 340 Business Law I
PHIL 306 Environmental Ethics ECON 352 Economic and Law
POLS 310 American Political Thought POLS 362 Global Governance, International Law and Ethics
POLS 312 Rebels, Thugs and Skeptics: 20th Century Political Theory SOCL 370 Society, State, and Social Policy
PHIL 320 Ethical Theory BNSS 435 International Business Law
PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law BNSS 440 Business Law II
POLS 380 Topics in Political Theory* *Depends on topic; check with coordinator of the program