The Law and Justice Minor is designed for students who have a special interest in the areas of public law, criminal justice and politcal theory. It provides a broad understanding of the interplay between law and politics, of the administrative dimensions of law enforcement and criminal justice processes and of the legal and theoretical dimensions of political life. This minor is especially suitable for students interested in careers in law, government, criminal justice agencies and judicial administration as well as for students interested in graduate and professional education in law, political science of criminal justice. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
The Law and Justice Minor is designed so that students will:
To complete the Law and Justice Minor, a student must complete 15 hours of course work with grades of C- or better and with a cumulative average of 2.0 in that course work. Those 15 hours must include the required course, PS 205, and four (4) other courses selecter from the elective course list, and one of those four courses must be a 400-level or above senior seminar. Seminar courses are marked each semester in the Schedule of Courses by a head note.
A maximum of ONE (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
PS 205 Law and Justice
PS 204 Problems in American Democracy
PS 305 The Justice System
PS 307 Introduction to Criminal Law
PS 308 United States Supreme Court and Public Policy
PS 309 Equality and Justice in American Law
PS 320 Environmental Law and Politics
PS 335 International Law
PS 361 Introduction to Political Theory
PS 362 American Political Thought
PS 415 Administration of Justice
PS 418 Gender Issues in Law and Policy
PS 445 Comparative Systems of Law and Justice
PS 462 Seminar in Political Theory
PS 506 United States Constitutional Law
PS 507 Civil Liverties
Admissions and Certification of Minor
The minor will be administered by an advisory committee consisting of four members of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. The members are Shannon Carey, Sanford Kessler, Robert Moog and Traciel Reid. Kessler, Moog and Reid are all faculty members who teach the department's political theory, public law and criminal justice courses. Shannon Carey, the program manager of the undergraduate curriculum in the department, will serve as acting advisor for the minor. Students may contact her at: 217 Caldwell Hall, 919.515.4469, email@example.com.
Contact PersonShannon Carey217 Caldwell Hall919.515.4469 firstname.lastname@example.org last updated: November 16, 2010