Law and Society Minor Program

LAW AND SOCIETY MINOR
Prospective Law and Society minors must fill out the Law and Society Minor Worksheet and submit to Marcus T. Wright, the Undergraduate Program Manager (marcuswr@sas.upenn.edu, 215-898-7664).

The Law and Society Minor program gives students the opportunity to study and understand the law within a sociological framework, by examining both the factors that affect variations in the law, as well as how those variations affect individuals and populations differently. In addition to a theoretical foundation in Sociology, students in the minor will study issues involving the state, its relationship to other institutions such as religions, corporations, civil liberties, the organization of courts, punishment and detention, legislatures, international bodies and trade agreements (such as NAFTA and the EU), race, class and gender and discrimination, reproductive rights, LGBT rights and the legal profession in general. Although the focus of this minor will be on U.S. laws and the U.S. society, laws and societies of other countries as well as international law and the international society will be used for comparative analysis.

The minor prepares students interested in the broad aspects of legal regulations and social organization.  It is for students who are interested in graduate studies in law, applied community organizations, or business.

 

REQUIREMENTS (6 TOTAL CU's):

Required:

  • SOCI 1000– Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 2000– Sociological Research Methods 
  • SOCI 1120– Law & Society


2 additional courses out of the following regularly taught courses:

  • SOCI 2420– Social Problems and Public Policy
  • SOCI 1030– Deviance and Social Control
  • SOCI 1060– Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCI 1130– Discrimination
  • *SOCI 119 – Nationalism & Social Transformation in Post-Communist Europe
  • *SOCI 140 – Social Conflict*
  • *SOCI 144 – Corporations and Managers in American Society
  • SOCI 2240– Law & Social Change
  • SOCI 2902– United States and Human Rights 
  • SOCI 2610– Latinos in the US
  • *SOCI 273 – Law, Medicine, and Public Policy
  • SOCI 2430–  Race, Science and Justice 
  • *SOCI 460/ AFRC 420 – Law in Africa/ The US and Human Rights: Policies and Practices
  • ENGL 106 - Literature and Law
  • INTS 510 International Norms and Global Governance
  • INTS 511 International Organizations, Economics, and Governance
  • LGST 101 - Law and Social Values
  • LGST 202 - Law of Corporate Management and Finance
  • LGST 205 - Law of Marketing and Antitrust
  • LGST 208 - Law and the Workplace
  • LGST 212 - Economic Analysis of Law
  • LGST 215 - Environmental Management: Law and Policy
  • LGST 218 - Diversity and The Law
  • LGST 219 - Law and Policy in International Business
  • LGST 221 - Constitutional Law and Free Enterprise
  • LGST 224 - Human Rights & Globalization
  • LGST 226 - Markets, Morality and Capitalism
  • MGMT 242 –  Corporate Governance
  • NELC 238 – Introduction to Islamic Law
  • PHIL 077 – Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 271 – Global Justice
  • PSCI 234 – Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • PSCI 271 – American Constitutional Law: Classic American Constitutional Law
  • PSCI 272 – American Constitutional Law II
  • PSCI 358 –  International law
  • CRIM 200 – Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 300 – Law and Criminal Justice


1 Sociology or related course from any of the following disciplines:

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • English
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Urban Studies