Regulations - Minor Program

  • The Law and Society Minor consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours, comprising Law and Society [LWSO] 1000 and 4000, and 18 credit hours drawn from the optional courses listed in the Calendar, with no more than six hours coming from any one of the departments. At present those departments are: Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.
  • Application is by means of the Declaration of Major/Minor form available from the Office of the Registrar and a current transcript of marks.
  • Early application is advised in order to assure orderly access to the optional courses in the minor, and to facilitate the scheduling of LWSO 4000 which is framed as the exit-level seminar of the program.
  • LWSO 4000 is normally taken towards the end of the program, after at least 18 of the 24 required credit hours have been completed. It is a seminar course in which archival research or the exploration of primary sources, which can include interviews, is a major component.