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Law and Society (LAWSC) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2006

Law and Society - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (LAWSC): offered via Penn State Online

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.

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 front of 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 front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
PHIL 012 GQ(3), PHIL 105 GH(3), CLJ 467/SOC 467(3), PL SC 470W(3), PL SC 472(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 21 credits from one of the following areas
(At least 9 credits must be at the 400 level)
CAS 321(3), CLJ 111(3), CLJ 113(3), L I R 201 GS(3), L I R 401(3), L ST 370(3), PL SC 001 GS(3), HIST 449 US(3), HIST 450 US(3), CAS 404(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 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-06-153

Review Date: 04/12/05

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