- Professor and Chair of Sociology
Law and Justice
The Law and Justice minor enhances students’ knowledge and skills with regards to critical analysis of social, political and ethical issues.
The Law and Justice minor is an interdisciplinary approach to student learning with courses in disciplines, departments, and schools across the University. This minor enhances students’ knowledge and skills with regards to critical analysis of social, political and ethical issues.
Students explore the relationship between social justice, laws, theories, governments, and institutions in the United States and across the globe, as well as group dynamics. Topics are related to the constitution, legal environments, criminal justice, and the judiciary system as they impact social change.
Students will take 5 courses to complete the minor: 2 required courses and 3 electives. No more than two electives can be taken in any one department. Courses from across the university may be selected with permission from the minor’s director.
|PHIL/POLS 232||Theories of Justice||4|
|SOCI 280||Sociology of the Law||4|
Elective Courses (chose any 3)
|BUS 180||Business Law||4|
|BUS 225||The Manager and the Legal Environment||4|
|ECON 235||From Farm to Table: The Political Economy of Food Systems (Learning Community course)||4|
|ENG 179||Human Rights and Global Literature||4|
|PHIL 123||Symbolic Logic PHIL 225 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology||4|
|POLS 168||Criminal Law (Learning Community Course)||4|
|POLS 214||Constitutional Law: The Modern Court||4|
|POLS 216||The American Judiciary and Legal Issues||4|
|POLS 220||International Organization and Law||4|
|POLS 223||Human Rights: The Basic Dilemmas||4|
|SOCI 220||Working for Social Justice||4|
|SOCI 222||Organizing for Social Change||4|
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- Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Lee Family Foundation Fellowship Program