The minor in philosophy and law offers students a course of study that emphasizes the philosophical analysis of legal issues. It acquaints students with the rich tradition of philosophical argument dealing with the justification of law, its relation to moral theory, the justifications for punishment, and the concepts of justice, rights, liberty, and legal responsibility. In addition, an education in philosophy in general, and these courses in particular, stress intellectual skills that are important in the study of law.
For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
PHIL 173 - Logic and Critical Thinking Credits: 3
PHIL 311 - Philosophy of Law Credits: 3
One elective course may be chosen from other course work in philosophy with prior written approval of the undergraduate director.
Choose two from the following:
GOVT 428 - Advanced Democratic Theory Credits: 3
GOVT 448 - Ethics and International Politics Credits: 3
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.