Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Legal Studies Minor Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Legal Studies Minor

College of Liberal Arts >> Political Science, Public Administration, and Philosophy 

21 hours; 2.5 minor GPA required

The Legal Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor, including courses from disciplines such as economics, criminal justice, business, communications, political science, and anthropology. The minor is aimed at students who wish to pursue legal careers that do not require a law degree (i.e. paralegals), or who may wish to work in a variety of settings (law firms, corporations, government agencies, etc). They may also pursue careers in business, banking, or real estate.

Students who complete the Political Science or Criminal Justice major may count up to six hours of credit from the major toward the Legal Studies minor.

Required Core 39 Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking

USI Core 39: Foundations-Communication.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
POLS 102 - Introduction to American Politics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science-BS.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Moral and Ethical Reasoning; Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

Required Foundations Courses (12 hours)

Complete two Courses from this list (6 hours):

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CMST 107 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

USI Core 39: Foundations-Communication.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
PHIL 205 - Introduction to Logic
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 301 - Advanced Composition

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
ECON 327 - Applied Cost-Benefit Analysis
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

Complete two Courses from this list (6 hours):

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CRIM 234 - Introduction to Corrections
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
CRIM 244 - Police & Society
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
POLS 208 - Law, Courts, and Justice
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
SOC 225 - Criminology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Credits: 3

Elective Courses (9 hours)

No more than one course may be taken at the lower-level.  No more than six hours may be selected among POLS 399 and CRIM 370 .

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

No more than one lower-level course:

ANTH 211 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

USI Core 39: Natural Science (BS); Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
BLAW 263 - Legal Environment of Business
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
ECON 208 - Principles of Microeconomics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science (BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

No more than six hours (any combination) from among:

CRIM 370 - Seminar in Criminal Justice (approved topic: U.S. Criminal Courts)
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
POLS 399 - Advanced Topics in Political Science (approved topics: Gender, Politics & Policy; Constitutional Cases & Context)
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

 

Additional electives:

BLAW 363 - Law for the Entrepreneur
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
COMM 494 - Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
CRIM 301 - Criminal Justice Administration
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
CRIM 302 - Criminal Law
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CRIM 411 - Criminal Procedure
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
PHIL 441 - Political and Legal Philosophy
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 404 - Indiana Constitutional Law
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 405 - Constitutional Law
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
POLS 406 - Constitutional Rights
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 429 - Moot Court
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 464 - Environmental Politics and Policy
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 473 - International Law
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 490 - Political Science Internship
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
POLS 497 - Legislative Internship
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 6
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