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Law and Society (Minor)

Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Law and Society?

Law affects all aspects of our lives. It structures our social, economic and political relationships, it allocates property, it defines crime and deviance, and it frames controversial ethical, moral and political debates. As the influence of legal institutions in society grows, it becomes increasingly important for students to have an informed understanding of how law works and how it affects social relations. In this minor program, students will study law in an interdisciplinary way – not as a set of rules, but as an important discourse within society (in Quebec, in Canada and globally). Students will study issues such as governance, crime, conflict and social justice from the perspectives of sociology, history, anthropology, political science and philosophy, among others.

Program structure

Program options

  • Minor in Law and Society (24 credits)

The minor must be combined with an honours, specialization or major program.


Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 20
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26  

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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