Sep 25, 2018  
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 
    
USC Catalogue 2018-2019

Law and Society Minor


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This interdisciplinary program focuses on the effect of law on society as well as the ways in which social forces influence the legal system. The idea is that students will understand the law if they look beyond "law on the books" to "law in action." Thus, it is important to study key legal institutions such as the legal profession, the judiciary, juries, the police, legislatures and administrative agencies. In addition, the minor introduces students to legal policies like plea bargaining and the death penalty, and the constitutional principles that underlie political debates about them, e.g., equal protection, due process and privacy.

The requirements for the minor include seven courses (28 units), including at least four upper-division courses (16 units). All students are required to take POSC 130 Law, Politics, and Public Policy .

Requirements


The Law and Society Minor requires seven courses (28 units), including at least four upper-division courses (16 units). All students must take the Core class. In addition, three political science upper-division courses are required, one each from categories 2, 3 and 4. Three elective courses are required: choose one course from category 5 and choose two courses from category 6.

Additional Requirements


At least four classes must be unique to the minor.

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