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Pre-Law Minor

Students with a pre-law minor will complete the following three courses. Between them, these three courses will emphasize four of the ABA’s recommended skill/competency areas, viz. problem solving, oral communication/listening, background knowledge, and exposure to the law.

Required Courses
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
PHIL-P150 Elementary Logic
POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law
SPCH-S228
or
PHIL-P113
Argumentation and Debate
or
Introduction to Debate, Argument, and Persuasion
SPCH-S121 & sophomore standing

Students with a pre-law minor are also required to complete one course from each of the three distribution areas listed below. These distribution areas correspond to combinations of the remaining ABA recommended skill/competency areas. In fulfilling the distribution requirements, students may take no more than two courses from any one discipline and two of their three courses must be at the 300 level of higher.

Elective Courses (Choose One Per Distribution Area)

Critical Reading, Writing, and Problem Solving
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
ENG-W270/420 Argumentative Writing ENG-W131 with a C or higher
ENG-L371 Critical Practices ENG-W131 with a C or higher
HIST-A302 Revolutionary America, 1763 - 1791 HIST-H105 or H106 or instructor consent
HIST-A303 United States 1792 - 1829 HIST-H105 or H106 or instructor consent
POLS-Y349 Comparative Public Policy
POLS-Y384 Developments in American Political Thought
POLS-Y392 Problems of Contemporary Political Philosophy
SOC-S360 Topics in Social Policy SOC-S163 or 3 hours of intro sociology
SOC-S403 Industry, Labor and Community SOC-S163 or 3 hours of intro sociology

Public Service, Promotion of Justice, and Background Knowledge
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
HIST-A381 Civil Rights Era in the U.S. HIST-H105 or HIST-H106 or instructor
consent
HIST-F341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire
HIST-F342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution
PHIL-P343 Classics in Social and Political Philosophy ENG-W 131 and 3 credit hours in philosophy
PHIL-P345 Problems in Social and Political Philosophy ENG-W 131 and 3 credit hours in philosophy
PHIL-P375 Philosophy of Law ENG-W 131 and 3 credit hours in philosophy
POLS-Y103 Intro to American Politics
POLS-Y306 State Politics in the U.S.
POLS-Y317 Voting, Elections, Public Opinion
POLS-Y337 Latin American Politics
SOCS-R463 Inequality and Society SOC-S163 or 3 hours of intro sociology

Organization, Management, Relationship Building, and Collaboration
Dept./
Course #
Title Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
BUS-L201 Legal Environment of Business
POLS-Y302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society
POLS-Y303 Formation of Public Policy in the United States
PSY-B378 Intro to Industrial Psychology 3 credit hours of psychology or instructor consent
SPCH-S229 Discussion and Group Methods SPCH-S121 & sophomore standing
SPCH-S306 Leadership SPCH-S121 & junior standing