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Legal Studies Minor Course Curriculum

A. Required Courses: 9 credits

  1. INT 190 Introduction to Legal Studies I (3 cr.).
  2. CRI 251 Criminal Law (3 cr.) or CRI 450 Criminal Justice Ethics (3 cr.).
  3. PSC 390 U.S. Constitutional Law or PSC 391 U.S. Civil Liberties (3 cr.).

B. Law Electives (choose two): 6 credits

  1. PSC 290, Intro to Law (3 cr.).
  2. CRI 251 Criminal Law (3 cr.) or CRI 450 Criminal Justice Ethics.
  3. GWS 315 Women and the Law (3 cr.).
  4. PSC 355, Topics in Law (3 cr.).
  5. SOC355 Sociology of Law (3 cr.).
  6. PSC 390 US Constitutional law or PSC 391 US Civil Liberties.
  7. PSC 393 International Law (3 cr.).
  8. ENV 421 Environmental Law and Policy (3 cr.).
  9. CCM 455 Mass Media Law (3 cr.).

C. Skills Electives (choose one): 3 credits

  1. Eng 304, Technical and Professional Writing (3 cr.).
  2. Eng 365, Rhetoric and Writing Arts (3 cr.).
  3. PHI 213, Symbolic Logic (3 cr.).

Total Credits 18*

Some required and elective courses require prerequisites or permission of instructor. This might increase the number of actual credit hours necessary to satisfy program requirements. Students should be able to complete the minor with 24 total credits including prerequisites.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about legal studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact any of the program's co-coordinators:

Dr. James Coffey, Professor (Accounting)
Office: Redcay Hall 206
Phone: (518) 564-4213
Email: james.coffey@plattsburgh.edu

Dr. Wm. Peters, Associate Professor (Criminal Justice)
Office: Redcay Hall 233
Phone: (518) 564-3343
Email: wpete002@plattsburgh.edu