Wilkes University

Legal Studies Minor

Requirements

Legal Studies Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Kyle L. Kreider

A minor in Legal Studies requires 18 credits and that the student take PS-232: Criminal Law and PS-233: Law and Society, plus an additional 12 credits in at least two academic disciplines, consisting of the below possible courses:

Political Science

PS-226 Environmental Policy    

3

PS-242 International Law and Organizations   

3

PS-298 The Politics of the U.S. Supreme Court    

3

PS-331 The Constitution and the Federal System   

3

PS-332 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties   

3

History

HST-370 Introduction to Legal History 3    
HST-371 The History of Public International Law 3

Business

BA-335 Law and Business 3
BA-336 Advanced Topics in Business Law 3  
BA-337 Legal Aspects of Sport 3
HL-356 Hospitality Law and Ethics  3

Philosophy

PHL-122 Introduction to Symbolic Logic    3  
PHL-334 Philosophy Law 3

Psychology

PSY-355 Forensic Psychology       3

Sociology

SOC-201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3   
SOC-252 Race, Class, Gender, and Crime 3
SOC-298 Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice 3

English

ENG-228 Professional and Workplace Writing 3  
ENG-308 Rhetorical Analysis and Nonfictional Prose Analysis 3     

Communication Studies

COM-201 Advanced Public Speaking                                          3      
COM-204 Argumentation and Debate 3
COM-301 Persuasion 3

Note: Students are required to take any prerequisite needed for any Legal Studies-eligible course.


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