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Socio-Legal Studies

Socio-Legal Studies Elective Courses

Areas of Study

Electives

Foundational Courses

Socio-Legal Studies majors are required to take three foundational courses. Sociol-Legal Studies minors must take at least one of the foundational courses:

  • PLSC 1810: Introduction to Law & Society (also fulfills Scientific Inquiry: Society requirement)
  • SOCI 2120: Methods of Socio-Legal Inquiry (sophomore standing required)
  • SOCI 2755: Legal Actors and Institutions

The rest of your Socio-Legal Studies credits may be chosen from the following list of elective courses. View a list of current Socio-Legal course descriptions (PDF) from all participating departments.

Environmental Science

  • ENVI 3000: Environmental Law

Media, Film and Journalism Studies

  • MFJS 3040: Mass Communication Law
  • MFJS 3700: New Media Law & Regulation

Philosophy

  • PHIL 2040: Practical Logic
  • PHIL 2150: Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 2180: Ethics
  • PHIL 2184: Ethics, Individuals and the Law
  • PHIL 2700: Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL 3061: Kant's Ethics/Aesthetics/Politics
  • PHIL 3175: Morality and the Law
  • PHIL 3176: Rights, Legal Institutions, and Justice
  • PHIL 3178: Virtue Ethics
  • PHIL 3701: Disability, Ability, and Justice

Political Science

  • PLSC 2001: Law and Politics
  • PLSC 2700: Conservative Movements and Courts
  • PLSC 2700: The Politics of Rights
  • PLSC 2700: American Legal Systems
  • PLSC 2700: Environmental Law
  • PLSC 2700: Courts & Judicial Processes
  • PLSC 2820: Civil Rights and Liberties
  • PLSC 2830: Law and Social Policy
  • PLSC 2840: International Law and Human Rights
  • PLSC 2860: Constitutional Law and Politics
  • PLSC 2880: Taming Tyranny: How Constitutions Frame Freedom

Sociology

  • SOCI 2120: Methods of Socio-Legal Inquiry
  • SOCI 2250: Criminology
  • SOCI 2260: Deviance and Society
  • SOCI 2701: State Violence in a Socio-Legal Context
  • SOCI 2750: Sociology of Law
  • SOCI 2755: Legal Actors and Institutions
  • SOCI 2760: Discipline and Punishment
  • SOCI 2765: The Female Offender
  • SOCI 2770: Kids and Courts
  • SOCI 2775: Wrongful Conviction
  • SOCI 2780: Women and the Law
  • SOCI 2785: Family and the Law
  • SOCI 2790: Policing Society
  • SOCI 2795: Capital Punishment
  • SOCI 2820: Drugs and Society