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Legal Studies Minor

Minor in Legal Studies

Law and the institutions associated with it are of great and growing importance in modern society. Law and legal institutions define relationships among individuals, shape and are shaped by public policies, and express cultural values and traditions as well as conflicts over those values and traditions. The minor in legal studies provides students with an opportunity to study law and its relationship to society from a variety of perspectives. Whether students are interested in law as a potential career or are interested in law only as an important aspect of modern society, the courses they take to satisfy the minor may help them satisfy that interest. The minor also provides official recognition of students’ pursuit of this multidisciplinary field of study.

A minor in Legal Studies (POLS) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • course work must be completed in more than one department or program,
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • POLS-Y 211: Introduction to Law

Additional Courses (12 cr.)-choose four of the following:

  • AMST-A 303: Topics in American Studies- Law and American Culture*
  • HIST-A 325: American Constitutional History I
  • HIST-A 326: American Constitutional History II
  • HIST-A 421: Topics in United States History: American Legal History*
  • HPER-P 411: Legal Issues in Sports Settings
  • JOUR-J 300: Communications Law
  • PHIL-P 383: Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Law*
  • POLS-Y 304: Constitutional Law
  • POLS-Y 305: Constitutional Rights and Liberties
  • POLS-Y 320: Judicial Politics
  • PSY-B 375: Psychology and Law
  • SPEA-V 376: Law and Public Policy
  • SPEA-V 408: Community and the Constitution
  • WOST-W 300/POLS-Y 300: Topics in Women’s Studies: Women and the Law*

*These course numbers are also used for other course titles, which do not count toward the minor. Only the course number and title combinations shown here are approved to count toward the minor. Some of these courses are offered only occasionally.