Law and Society (Minor)Offered by:
Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Science
1) Introduction (3 credits)
All students must take the following course, preferably in the first year of the program.
- ANTH 285/SOCI 285/HIST 285/POLI 285 Introduction to Law and Society
2) Analytical Tools and Contexts (6 credits)
Students must take TWO of the following courses, selecting one course from each of two of the following units. Students whose major program is in one of the following units must draw from the other units. Another relevant 200-level course in these or another unit may be substituted with permission of the program advisor.
- Anthropology ANTH 202 (Introduction to Culture)
- History HIST 205 (History of Canada, Post-Confederation)
- Political Science POLI/SCPA 204 (Introduction to Canadian Politics)
- Sociology SOCI 261 (Social Problems)
3) Approved Courses (15 credits)
Students must take FIVE of the following courses, no more than 3 credits of which may be at the 200-level, and no more than 12 credits of which may be from any one department. Another relevant course (at the 300- or 400-level) may be substituted with permission of the program advisor.
- PSYC 242 Psychology and the Law
- SOCI 262 Social Deviance
- SOCI 263 Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
- ANTH/SOCI 380 Contemporary Issues in Human Rights
- ANTH/SOCI 363 Law and Society
- FPST 301 The Indian Act*
- FPST 321 First Peoples and Justice
- HIST 309 Law and Society in Canadian History**
- HIST 315 Rights and Freedoms in Canadian Society
- PHIL 343 Philosophy of Law: General Jurisprudence
- PHIL 345 Legal Philosophy: Legal Rights and Duties
- POLI 311 International Public Law
- POLI 320 Development of Western Legal Systems
- POLI 324 Parliament and the Charter***
- POLI 328 Public Policy and the Politics of Equality
- POLI 350 Canadian and Quebec Law
- POLI 388 Human Rights and International Justice
- RELI 312 Justice and Social Conflict in a Globalized World
- SOCI 362 Crime and Justice
*: Students who have received credit for POLI 314B may not take this course for credit.
**: Students who have received credit for HIST 398P may not take this course for credit.
***: Students who have received credit for POLI 398O may not take this course for credit.
Please consult the Undergraduate Class Schedule for a complete list of current courses.