PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
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BA in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies

By examining the social, political, and historical processes of law, students learn the ethical functions of the legal system and its implementation in society. Required core and elective coursework examines law through the lenses of sociology and political science, enabling students to appreciate the role of the judicial system within the broader social context. This major is also offered at the Rockland Community College extension site.

Academic Requirements
While fulfilling general degree requirements, students must complete the following requirements for this major:

1. Humanities courses 15 credits
2. Natural sciences courses 15 credits
3. Social sciences courses, including:
LEG 1510/Introduction to Criminal Law and
LEG 1520/Introduction to Civil Law
 
 
15 credits
4. Performing and/or visual arts courses 6 credits
5. Upper-level courses:
a. Social sciences courses, including:
    LEG 3065/Legal Research
    and one of the following:
    LEG 3185/The Nature and Function of Law
    LEG 3020/Law and the Family
    LEG 3480/Censorship
    POL 3050/American Constitutional Law
b. All in humanities courses or
    all in natural sciences courses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 credits
 
8 credits
6. Legal studies electives 15 credits
7. General electives  30 credits
8. CAP 4800/Senior Capstone 4 credits
  TOTAL: 120 credits

Please refer to the Overview of Academic Requirements for additional information.


For updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/ce/adult/academic-requirements.aspx.

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