2023-2024 Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Legal Studies Sequence

Sequence Requirements (5 courses)

Completion of the program requires 5 courses, taken from at least 3 of the following disciplines:

  • Economics
  • Government
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Approved courses are listed under Courses in Legal Studies .

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes for the Legal Studies Program

Learning Goals

The learning goals of the legal studies program are:

  1. To illuminate law from a liberal arts perspective, with the ideas and methods from disciplines in the social sciences and humanities;
  2. To equip our students to deal rationally and prudently with legal issues based on these disciplines;
  3. To assist students to communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students with a sequence in legal studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of social science and humanities disciplines and their relevant literature to questions of law;
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply a variety of social science and humanities disciplines and their relevant literatures to questions of law;
  3. Substantiate their arguments soberly and logically;
  4. Inform their arguments with philosophical and constitutional principles, and with an in-depth knowledge of relevant historical context, political institutions and public policies;
  5. Express themselves effectively in writing.