1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs

Course Description Index

Law and Society

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
(907) 474-7609

Minor Only

The Law and Society minor aims to understand law in relationship to the larger society of which it is part. It is based firmly on the view that the law is a rich humanistic tradition and study of legal ideas and institution will promote sustained reflection on such fundamental concepts and values as equality, freedom, privacy, justice and rights. While the program is of special interest to students who plan graduate studies in law or careers in government service, many students will simply share a desire to understand the role of law in society. The program provides students with tools for reasoned appraisal of how the law works, the ideas and policies that underlie it, and the ability to think clearly and analyze arguments critically.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

MINOR in Law and Society

Complete the following courses (9 credits):

  • PS 303 -- Politics and the Judicial Process (3 credits)
    PS 330 -- Law, Justice and Society (3 credits)
    PS 435 -- Constitutional Law: Institutions and Governmental Powers
         or PS 436 -- Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3 credits)
  • Elective Courses: (9 credits)
    Complete at least 9 credits from the following (or other approved law related course):
    AKNP 230 -- Federal Indian Law (3 credits)
    ANS 425 -- Federal Indian Law and Alaska Natives (3 credits)
    BA 317 -- Employment Law (3 credits)
    BA 327 -- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)
    BA 330 -- Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
    JB 413 -- Mass Media Law and Regulation (3 credits)
    JUST 352 -- Criminal Law (3 credits)
    JUST 354 -- Procedural Law (3 credits)
    PS 450 -- Comparative Aboriginal Rights and Policies (3 credits)
    PS 451 -- Law, Justice and Society in the Circumpolar North (3 credits)
  • Minor Total (18 credits)