Legal Studies

Legal Studies

A twenty-one (21) hour, interdisciplinary incorporating courses from the departments of Political Science, Criminal Justice, Mass Communications, Management/Marketing, and Environmental Health. The program is designed for the student interested in law and the legal system. Coursework exposure in the minor will help prepare students who wish to pursue a degree in law or who want to engage in graduate work in criminal justice, political science, or to take a paralegal certification course, following completion of their baccalaureate degree. (Please note: ETSU does not currently offer paralegal certification.)

Minor in Legal Studies

Required Courses:

PSCI 3200: Law and Judicial Process ##

3 hours

PSCI 3230: American Constitutional Law

3 hours

CJCR 2540: Criminal Law, and either

3 hours

MGMT 3310: Legal Environment of Business (see prerequisite)

3 hours

OR

 

ENVH 4000: Public Health Law

3 hours

Prerequisite for MGMT 3330 and MGMT 4600 included in Guided Electives.

Guided Electives (Select 9 hours from the following)

PSCI 3205: Constitution and Civil Liberties

3 hours

PSCI 3210: Due Process and Adjudication

3 hours

PSCI 3220: The Supreme Court

3 hours

CJCR 3650: Criminal Procedure 3 hours

PHIL 3150: Philosophy of Law

3 hours

ENVH 4000: Public Health Law #

3 hours

MCOM 4037: Communications Law

3 hours

MGMT 3310: Legal Environment of Business *#

3 hours

MGMT 3330: Law of Commercial Transactions **

3 hours

MGMT 4600: Personnel Law ***

3 hours

 
#May be selected as alternative course in Required Courses
##Recommend taking before PSCI 3230
*Prerequisite for  MGMT 3330 and MGMT 4600
**Prerequisite:    MGMT 3310.
***Prerequisites: MGMT 3000 and 3310
 
Students majoring or minoring in Political Science may count one PSCI course taken for credit within the Legal Studies Minor toward
completion of the major in Political Science. 

Additional information concerning the Legal Studies Minor may be obtained from:


301B Rogers-Stout Hall
Department of Political Science
P.O. Box 70651
Johnson City, TN 37614-1702
(423) 439-4217


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