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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2010
End Date: Summer Session 2013

Law and Society - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (LAWSC): offered via World Campus

PROFESSOR JOHN L SELZER, Head

The bachelor of arts major in law and society is an interdisciplinary program of study intended for adult students who want to acquire a greater understanding of law and the legal systems of this country. Students will study legal principles and processes from different perspectives to gain an integrated understanding of the historical, philosophical, political, and social foundations of law. Students may enroll in this program to perform their jobs more effectively or to pursue additional educational, career, or personal goals. This program of study would prepare students to work competently within the legal system in a variety of public and private settings, to understand more fully the legal environment of the workplace, and to prepare for entry to law school.

For the B.A. degree in Law and Society, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6-9 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in the ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in the ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 18-27 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
CRIM 467/SOC 467(3), HIST 020 GH;US(3), HIST 021 GH;US(3), PHIL 105 GH(3), PL SC 110 GS;US(3), (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
PHIL 010 GH(3) or PHIL 012 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits from one of the following areas
(At least 12 credits must be at the 400 level)
CAS 321(3), CAS 404(3), CRIM 100 GS(3), CRIM 113 US(3), LER 201 GS(3), LER 401(3), L ST 370(3), PL SC 001 GS(3), PL SC 470W(3), PL SC 471(3), PL SC 472(3) (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-04-024

Review Date: 1/13/09

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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