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Legal Studies Courses Offered for Fall 2017

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Printable list of Fall 2017 Courses counting for Legal Studies Major

Gateway Courses

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America - 2:30-3:45 M/W + disc
Legal Studies/Political Science 217: Law, Politics and Society - 3-4:15 T/R

Methods Courses (Statistics and Research Design)

Economics 310: Statistics: Measurement in Economics
Psychology 210: Basic Stats for Psychology
Sociology 360: Statistics for Sociologists
Statistics 224: Intro Stats for Engineers
Statistics 301: Introduction to Statistics
Statistics 371: Intro Applied Stats - Life Sciences

Political Science 170: Research Methods in Political Science - 2:25-3:15 M/W + disc
Psychology 225: Experimental Psychology
Sociology 357: Methods of Sociological Inquiry - 11-11:50 M/W + disc

Theme Group 1: Legal Institutions

General Business 301: Business Law - online + disc
General Business 302: Bus Orgs and Negotiable Instruments
Legal Studies/Hist 261: American Legal History to 1860 - 9:30-10:45 T/R
*Legal Studies 400-020: Comparative Constitutional Law - 1-3:50 W
*Legal Studies 409: Human Rights in Law and Society - 11-12:15 T/R
Political Science 311: U.S. Congress - 2:30-3:45 M/W + disc
*Political Science 347: Terrorism - 9:55 M/W + disc
*Political Science 354: Int'l Institutions and World Order - 2:30-3:45 T/R + disc
*Political Science 356: Principles of International Law - 8:50-9:45 M/W + disc
*Political Science 338: The European Union - 4-5:15 T/R + disc
Political Science 411: The American Constitution: Powers and Structures of Gov't - 9:30-10:45 T/R + disc
Political Science 417: The American Judicial System - 4-5:15 M/W + disc
*Political Science 439: The Comparative Study of Genocide - 2:30-3:45 M/W + disc
Political Science 470: The First Amendment - 11-12:15 T/R

Theme Group 2: Process of Legal Order & Disorder

*International Studies 601: Topic: International Criminal Justice: Models & Practice - 2:30-5 T
Legal Studies 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies - 9:30-11:30 W (application and internship required)
Political Science 314: Criminal Law and Justice - 4-5:15 M/W
Psych 526: The Criminal Mind: Forensic and Psychobiological Perspectives - 11-12:15 T/R + disc
Sociology 441: Criminology - 2:30-3:45 M/W + disc

Theme Group 3: Law & Social Forces

American Indian 450: Federal Indian Law - 11-12:15 T/R (ethnic st)
American Indian 450: Indian Child Welfare Act - 4-5:15 T/R (ethnic st)
Econ 522: Law and Economics - 2:30-3:45 M/W + disc
Envir St 402: Climate Change Governance - 11-12:15 T/R
Envir St/Geog 439: US Environmental Policy and Regulation - 11-11:50 MWF
Legal Studies 450: Impacts of Social and Legal Issues on Health - 4-5:30 W (application and service learning required)
Legal Studies 450: Jewish Law, Business, and Ethics - 9:55-10:45 M/W + disc
Legal Studies 645: Intellectual Freedom (online)
Psych 311-003: Psychology, Law and Social Policies - 4-5:15 M/W
Sociology/Asian Am 220: Ethnic Movements in the U.S. - 4-5:15 T/R + disc - (Comm B and ethnic st)
*Sociology 496: Gender, Crime and Justice - 1-2:15 T/R

Theme Group 4: Law & Culture

*Anthro 350: Political Anthropology - 2:25-5:25 W
*Comp Lit 203-002: Law and Literature - 12:05-12:55 M/W + disc

Theme Group 5: Law & Theory

Legal Studies 450: Jurisprudence and Social Issues - 2:30-3:45 T/R
Philosophy 341: Contemporary Moral Issues (some sections are Comm B)

Core Perspectives

Legal Studies/History 261: American Legal History to 1860 - 9:30-10:45 T/R *Legal Studies 400-020: Comparative Constitutional Law - 1-3:50 W
*Legal Studies 409: Human Rights in Law and Society - 11-12:15 T/R
Legal Studies 450: Jurisprudence and Social Issues - 2:30-3:45 T/R
Legal Studies 450: Jewish Law, Business, and Ethics - 9:55-10:45 M/W + disc
*Sociology 496: Gender, Crime and Justice - 1-2:15 T/R


*Meets requirement that at least two courses in the major must have substantial content dealing with countries or cultures other than the United States.