PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
Draft in progress
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.
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
|4.||Performing and/or visual arts courses||6 credits|
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
POL 3050/American Constitutional Law
b. All in humanities courses or
all in natural sciences courses
|6.||Legal studies electives||15 credits|
|7.||General electives||30 credits|
|8.||CAP 4800/Senior Capstone||4 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.