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The School of Public Affairs and Administration also offers a minor option for the law and society program. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework. This includes nine hours of core courses and nine hours of electives, either from Law and Society courses, or relevant interdisciplinary courses.

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Core Courses [9 hours]

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Course

Introduction to Law & Society

3

LWS330

The Pursuit of Rights: Law, Democracy & Power

3

LWS333

Methods in Law & Society
OR
Theoretical Foundations of Law & Society

3

LWS332
OR
LWS643

Elective Options

Students choose 9 credit hours from either Law & Society or an interdisciplinary list of courses being taught throughout the university. Listed below is the current list of approved electives. Other relevant courses may be approved on an ad hoc basis.

Law and Society:

LWS 332:  Methods in Law & Society (if not already completed for core in minor)
LWS 643: Theoretical Foundations of Law & Society (if not already completed for core)
LWS 699:  Capstone in Law & Society

Public Administration:

PUAD 330: Intro to Public Administration
PUAD 333: Hard Choices in Public Administration 
PUAD 432: Conducting the People’s Business Ethically
PUAD 433: Metro-politics and Macro-problems 
PUAD 601: Crime and Punishment 
PUAD 602: Diversity in Public Administration 
PUAD 639: Concepts of Civil Society 
PUAD 641: Public Service Leadership 

African and African American Studies:

AAAS 306. The Black Experience in the U.S. Since Emancipation  
AAAS 322. Legal Issues and the African America
AAAS 328. African American Urban Community and Class in the Midwest
AAAS 510. Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations
AAAS 511. The Civil Rights Movement 
AAAS 611. History of the Black Power Movement

Applied Behavioral Science:

ABSC 437. Independent Living and People with Disabilities
ABSC 441. Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science

American Studies:

AMS 320. Border Patrolled States
AMS 522. American Racial and Ethnic Relations
AMS 565. Gender, Culture, and Migration

Psychology:

PSYC 465. Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures
PSYC 492. Psychology and Social Issues

Sociology:

SOC 304: Principles of Sociology 
SOC 306. Principles of Social Problems 
SOC 561: Sociology of Deviance 

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies:

WGSS 563 Gender, Sexuality and the Law    
WGSS 640 Politics of Reproductive Policy  
WGSS 653 Gender, War, and Peace  

Business:

BBA 302: Legal Aspects of Business

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, students obtaining a minor in law and society must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

  • Minor Hours

    Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses

  • Minor Hours in Residence

    Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor

  • Minor Junior/Senior Hours

    Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300-level and above) in the minor

  • Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA

    Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300-level and above) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Please see the program advisor for additional details.​

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