Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the same in the Law and Society Program Regulations?

  • You still have to do 12 courses for a Major and 8 for a Minor.
  • You still have to do LWSO 1000 and 4000 for both
  • You still have a great deal of variety in the courses you can choose from
  • You still cannot double-count courses for a Major in LWSO and another Major (so if you’re using SOCI 3395 to count as a required course for your Sociology major, you can’t also use it for your LWSO major)
  • For the LWSO major, you still need 3 first or second level courses
  • For the LWSO minor, you still need courses from at least 3 disciplines, one of which can be LWSO.

What changes are there for LWSO majors?

  • You have to take 4 LWSO courses at minimum, including LWSO 1000 and LWSO 4000
  • You only need one 4000-level course other than LWSO 4000 (though you are, of course, free to take another)
  • You only need 4 3000-level courses
  • You cannot count more than 5 courses from any one discipline (other than LWSO) for the LWSO major.
  • You can only count at most two non-Arts courses, including Psychology 2150 and Business 4000 (note, there is an exception to this for students registered for the joint BA/BComm program, who can count up to 4 non-Arts courses).
  • There are now two tables of possible courses. You can only count 5 of those from Table 2, but as many as you’d like from Table 1. Note – all LWSO courses are in Table 1.

What changes are there for LWSO minors?

  • Now, you need to take one LWSO course in addition to 1000 and 4000
  • And now you need to take at least 3 courses from the 3000- or 4000-level options, in either Table 1 or Table 2