Minor In Legal Studies


Coordinator: Dr. Richard Price
Location: Social Science, Room 292
Telephone: 801-626-7554

The Legal Studies Minor Program is an interdisciplinary program offered through a number of cooperating departments including Accounting, Business Administration, English, Communications, Computer Information Systems, MATH, Child and Family Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Sociology, Economics, Gerontology, Psychology, Social Work, and Political Science and Philosophy.

Legal Studies

MINOR

» Grade Requirements: A grade of "C" or better in all courses used toward the minor (a grade of "C-" will not be accepted).
 
» Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 21 credit hours.

Course Requirements for Minor

Core Courses Required (9 credit hours)

  • ENGL 3210 Advanced College Writing (3)
  • PHIL HU1250 Critical Thinking (3) 
    or PHIL QL2200 Deductive Logic (3)
  • POLS 4060 Elements of Law (3)

Additional Courses Required (12 credit hours)

Students must take 12 additional hours from at least three of the following groups. No more than 6 hours (excluding the core requirements) may be lower division nor may be taken in any one discipline. The student's program must be approved by the program coordinator.
° Skills Important to Law
  • ACTG 2010 Elementary Financial Accounting I (3)
  • ACTG 2020 Elementary Financial Accounting II (3)
  • COMM HU1020 Principles of Public Speaking (3)
  • COMM 2270 Argumentation & Debate (3)
  • COMM 4150 Classical Rhetorical Theory & Criticism (3)
  • ENGL 3030 Structure of English (3)
  • MATH 3410 Probability & Statistics (3)
  • BSAD 3400 Real Estate Principles & Practices (3)
° Law Courses
  • CHF 3150 Consumer Rights & Response (3)
  • COMM 3650 Communication Law (3)
  • CJ 1330 Criminal Law (3)
  • CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence (3)
  • POLS 4020 American Constitutional Law I (3)
  • POLS 4030 American Constitutional Law II (3)
° Background of the Law
  • HIST 3210 U.S. Constitutional History (3)
  • HIST 4330 History of England to 1485 (3) 
  • POLS AI/SS1100 American National Government (3)
  • POLS 4600 American Congress (3)
  • POLS 4360 Classical Political Thought (3)
  • POLS 4380 Modern Political Thought (3)
  • POLS 4750 Public Policy Analysis (3)
  • PHIL 4250 Philosophy of Law (3)
  • SOC 4270 Sociology of Law (3)
° Correlative Courses
  • ECON SS1010 Economics as a Social Science (3)
  • PSY 3560 Group Dynamics (3)
  • PSY 3460 Social Psychology (3)
  • SOC/CJ 3270 Theories of Crime and Delinquency (3)
  • GERT 3200 Economy of Aging (3)
Other courses may be approved by the program director on an individual basis.

 

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