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Legal Studies Courses Offered for Spring

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Legal Studies Spring Course Handout (for printing)

Gateway Courses

Legal St/Soc 131: Criminal Justice in America - 9:30-10:45 T/R + disc

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 - 11-11:50 T/R + disc
Political Science 373: Intro to Survey Research 9:55-10:45 M/W + disc

Political Science 401: Intro to Empirical Legal Research – 9:30-10:45 T/R
Psychology 225: Experimental Psychology
Sociology 357: Methods of Sociological Inquiry - 11-11:50 T/R + disc

Theme Group 1: Legal Institutions

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 502: Law and Public Education (online) – enroll for 3 credits
General Business 301: Business Law - online + disc
General Business 302: Bus Orgs and Negotiable Instruments
Legal St/Hist 262: Amer Legal History 1860s to Pres - 1-2:15 T/R        
Legal Studies 444: Law in Action – 11-12:15 T/R
Political Science 311: United States Congress – 4:30-5:25 M/W + disc
Political Science 412: The American Constitution II – 4-5:15 M/W + disc
*Poli Science 434: The Politics of Human Rights – 2:30-3:45 T/R + disc
Political Science 470: The First Amendment – 4-5:15 M/W
Political Science 601: The Supreme Court’s 2017 Term – 8:30-10:30 W
*Political Science 635: Comparative Politics of Sport – 2:30-3:45 M/W

Theme Group 2: Process of Legal Order & Disorder

Legal Studies 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies - 9:30-11:30 W (application and internship required)
Psych 526: The Criminal Mind: Forensic and Psychobiological Perspectives - 11-12:15 T/R + disc
Psych 601: Psych Juvenile Delinquency (Psych 225 prereq) - 9-10:15 M/W
Sociology 441: Criminology - 2:30-3:45 T/R + disc

Theme Group 3: Law & Social Forces

Afro American Studies 671: Criminalizing Blackness: Race & Imprisonment in Amer – 2:25-5 R
American Indian 450: Federal Indian Law - 11-12:15 T/R (ethnic st)
American Indian 450: Indian Child Welfare Act - 4-7 T (ethnic st)
Legal Studies 400: Civil Rights – 2:30-3:45 M/W                                                                                  
Legal St 400/ChicLa 530/Soc 496: Ethnicity, Race & Justice – 1-2:15 T/R
Legal St 400/ChicLa 530/Soc 496: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement – 4-5:15 T/R
Legal St 400: Impacts of Social and Legal Issues on Health (application and placement hours required)
Legal Studies 400: Wrongful Convictions – 2:30-3:45 T/R
Legal Studies/GWS 422: Women and the Law – 8-9:15 am T/R
Legal Studies 430: Law and Environment – 11-12:15 T/R (Honors only)
Psych 601: Leg Psych: Crim & Civil Iss (Psy225 prereq) - 2:25-4:55 M

Theme Group 4: Law & Culture

*Comp Lit 500: Guilt – 1-2:15 T/R         
*Legal Studies 450: Law and Religion – 2:30-3:45 M/W
*Legal Studies 450: History of Forensic Science – 11-12:15 T/R
*Legal Studies 510: Legal Pluralism – 9:30-10:45 T/R
*Lit Trans 236: Extreme Stories (Comm B) – 9:30-10:45 T/R
*Lit Trans 236: Extreme Stories (Comm B) – 9:30-10:45 T/R

Theme Group 5: Law & Theory

*Hist 223: Topic: Reasonable Doubt: Uncertainty in Law & History – 1:20-3:15 M                                     
Legal Studies 450: Jurisprudence and Social Issues – 2:30-3:45 T/R                    
Med Hist/Phil 558: Ethical Issues in Health Care – 11-12:15 T + disc                                   
Philosophy 341: Contemporary Moral Issues (some sections are Comm B)

Core Perspectives


Legal St/History 262: Amer Legal History 1860s to Present – 1-2:15 T/R
Legal St 400/ChicLa 530/Soc 496: Ethnicity, Race & Justice – 1-2:15 T/R
Legal St 400/ChicLa 530/Soc 496: Immigration, Crime & Enforcement – 4-5:15 T/R
Legal Studies 400 – Wrongful Convictions – 2:30-3:45 T/R
*Legal Studies 450: History of Forensic Science – 11-12:15 T/R
*Legal Studies 510: Legal Pluralism – 9:30-10:45 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.