Public Law and Political Thought (Minor)

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​This minor provides the non-major with an introduction to the study of law and its foundation in political thought.

Course Requirements​

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSC 260LAW AND THE POLITICAL SYSTEM4
Select one of the following:4
FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
RIGHTS OF DEFENDANTS
EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS
Select two of the following:8
CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
LIBERALISM, CONSERVATISM, AND DEMOCRACY
POLITICAL IDEAS AND IDEOLOGIES
FREEDOM AND EMPOWERMENT
EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
LEGITIMACY AND CRISIS
TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT
LAW AND POPULAR CULTURE
TOPICS IN PUBLIC LAW
Select one of the following:4
AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
MARXISM
THEORIES OF THE CHURCH
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
CHRISTIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
POLITICS AND LITERATURE
ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT
Select one of the following:4
INTERNATIONAL LAW
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
WOMEN AND THE LAW
COMPARATIVE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
VOTING, REPRESENTATION, AND THE LAW
NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
IMMIGRATION LAW
RIGHTS-BASED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC LAW

PSC 120 is recommended, in addition to the above courses, for students who lack a background in American politics.

Students majoring in Political Science (BA) or minoring in American Politics or International Politics are restricted from earning this minor.