Legal Studies Minor

(All colleges)

18 credits

POL 221The American Legal System3
Select six credits from the following:6
Community Advocacy and Social Change
Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions
Writing, Genre, and Style
Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
The Essay
Introduction to Logic
Symbolic Logic
Recent Court Decisions Impacting Public Law and Administration 1
Select three credits from the following:3
Ethics and Meta-Ethics: Theory, Justification, and Objectivity
Social and Political Philosophy
Judicial Process
American Political Theory
Classical Political Theory
Modern and Contemporary Political Theory
Ethical Decision Making in Government
Areas of law
Select six credits from the following:6
Topics in Environmental Justice
Money and Crime
U.S. Reform Movements
Wisconsin History
Public Education in Wisconsin and America
Crime and Punishment in America
Human Rights and the Middle East
Government and Society
International Law
Constitutional Law I: Powers of Government
Constitutional Law II: The First Amendment
Constitutional Law III: Racial, Gender and Targeted Group Discrimination
Constitutional Law IV: Rights of the Accused
Constitutional Law V: Right to Life
Constitutional Law VI: Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Law VII: Administrative Law
Constitutional Law VIII: 1787 and Original Intent
Psychology and Law
Public Personnel Law and Administration
Recent Court Decisions Impacting Public Law and Administration 1
Law and Society
Surveillance and Society
Corrections and Penology
Criminal Justice
Restorative Justice
Human Rights Policing
Race, Gender, and Crime
Total Credits18

Repeatable up to six credits and can be split between "Advocacy" and "Areas of law."

  • At least 12 credits must be at or above the 300-level.
  • Credits may not be counted toward the fulfillment of a political science or public administration major or minor.
  • A maximum of three credits may be double counted between the General Education Program and the minor.