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USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law, History, and Culture (BA)


This major is designed for students drawn to interdisciplinary study of legal and cultural issues, as well as those who intend to pursue a law degree. It offers students an interdisciplinary education in legal institutions, languages and processes that are central to social, cultural and political developments in the past and present, and play a critical role in shaping our most basic concepts and categories of thought and identity. It combines approaches from history, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion and classical studies to explore the law's position at the nexus of society. The major will help students develop the critical skills of reading, writing and analysis crucial to both a liberal education and the study of law. Students will gain theoretical and analytical perspectives on ethical, political and social issues relevant to law as they explore specific legal issues from a humanistic perspective.

Required Courses


This major requires 36 units from the following courses. Majors must complete all courses listed in Category 1 and seven courses from Category 2.

Category 2:


(Seven courses required.)