Law and the Liberal Arts
Nancy Schauber, Coordinator (Philosophy)
Law and the liberal arts is an interdisciplinary minor that consists of courses from across the curriculum. The courses that count toward the major are among those that are generally recommended by law schools for students thinking about going to law school. The purpose of the courses within the minor is to prepare one to think critically and analytically as a well-rounded liberal artist. The courses are divided into eight areas: law, American history, economics, ethics, legal system, logical reasoning, public speaking and debate, and writing.
The Law and the Liberal Arts Minor
Note: Students must receive a C (2.0) or above for these courses to count toward the minor. No course taken for less than .5 units will count towards the minor.
6 units, including
One unit in Area 1
Five units from at least five of the remaining areas
No more than three of the courses to be applied toward the minor may be from any one department.
At least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher to count toward the minor. No more than two courses at the 100-level may count toward the minor.
Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.
Area 1: Law
Area 2: American History
HIST 901 AP US History (counts as 100-level class)
Area 3: Economics
Area 4: Ethics
PHIL 120 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 265 Bioethics
PHIL 269 Environmental Ethics
Area 5: Legal System
Area 6: Logical Reasoning
Area 7: Public Speaking and DebateRHCS 343 Rhetoric and Politics
Area 8: Writing
PHIL 353 Philosophical Methods: Majors'/Minors' Seminar