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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Legal Studies:

Students will be able to:

  • Formulate cogent arguments and skillfully critique the arguments of others.

  • Communicate effectively and fluently in speech and in writing.

  • Conduct independent, original research, demonstrating the ability to gather, organize, and present evidence, data, or information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.

  • Critically analyze the relationship between law, government, and society.

  • Discuss and understand major theories and criticisms of law from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Evaluate the quality of legal research, whether it employs social scientific methods (quantitative or qualitative) or legal research methods.

For students who are interested in law school, a strong advisory component in terms of proper course work, relevant extracurricular activities and preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) examination is offered.

The advisor for this major is Dr. Kyle Kopko.

Suggested first year courses:

In the first year, students should take PH 110 Logic and Critical Thinking and either PH 115 or PH 255C.

Students are strongly encouraged to take PS 301 and PS 302 no later than their sophomore year.

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