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Public Law/Political Thought (Minor)

​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
PSC 261
FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
PSC 262
RIGHTS OF DEFENDANTS
PSC 263
EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS
Select two of the following:8
PSC 230
CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 231
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 232
LIBERALISM, CONSERVATISM, AND DEMOCRACY
PSC 233
POLITICAL IDEAS AND IDEOLOGIES
PSC 234
FREEDOM AND EMPOWERMENT
PSC 235
EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
PSC 236
LEGITIMACY AND CRISIS
PSC 239
TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 265
LAW AND POPULAR CULTURE
PSC 269
TOPICS IN PUBLIC LAW
Select one of the following:4
PSC 330
AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 331
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 333
MARXISM
PSC 335
THEORIES OF THE CHURCH
PSC 336
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 337
CHRISTIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 338
POLITICS AND LITERATURE
PSC 339
ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT
Select one of the following:4
PSC 361
INTERNATIONAL LAW
PSC 362
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
PSC 363
WOMEN AND THE LAW
PSC 364
COMPARATIVE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
PSC 365
VOTING, REPRESENTATION, AND THE LAW
PSC 366
NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
PSC 367
IMMIGRATION LAW
PSC 368
RIGHTS-BASED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
PSC 369
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.

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