Pre-Law Minor (15 Credit Hours)
This minor provides the pre-law student with a range of courses that introduce legal thinking, acquaints the student with areas where a law background is often used and prepares the student for successful entry into and completion of law school.
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This course explores the price system, public and private sectors, national income
accounting, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, budget deficits and the public
debt, money and banking and the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. This course meets
the social sciences requirement in the core.
This course is a study of the American political and economic systems including the
theories underlying them, political parties, pressure groups, the money system, the
credit system and the relations between government and the economy. This course meets
the core requirements in political science/economics.
This course is a study of formal reasoning methods through informal fallacies, class
logic and introduction to propositional logic.
Some of the above courses will be designated as writing intensive. The pre-law minor is expected to take four writing intensive courses from the above or in the general curriculum. The minor also includes an LSAT (Legal Scholastic Aptitude Test) preparation course offered through continuing education. Students would have a pre-law advisor with access to information on law schools and the LSAT examination.