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Law, Justice & Society Degree options

120 Credit Hour B.A. with Major in Law, Justice and Society

A minimum of 30, maximum of 54 credit hours in the major subject beyond the 1000 level (21 credit hours covered by the LJSO core courses), including 18 credit hours beyond the 2000 level.

1. For their first year, students are encouraged to select from existing introductory courses across the arts and social sciences, with recommendations for 3-6 credit hours of introductory offerings in each of political science, sociology and social anthropology, philosophy, and history, making sure that 6 credit hours are taken in a course that satisfies the Writing Requirement (WR).

e.g.,      

PHIL 1000xy.06 or PHIL 1010xy.06 (WR)
POLI 1050.03 and 1055.03 or POLI 1060.03 and 1065.03 or POLI 1103xy.06 (WR)
SOSA 1002.03 and SOSA 1003.03 or POLI/SOSA 1500.06
3-6 credit hours of HIST courses [e.g., HIST 1020.03 and 1021.03;  HIST 1022.03 and 1023.03 (WR); HIST 1510.06 (WR); HIST 1910.03 and 1911.03]

+ an elective that satisfies the language or science requirements

King’s Foundation Year Program and the DalCAP combination of courses also provide suitable entry points.

2. At the second year level, 9 required credit hours:

  • LAWS 2500.06 Introduction to Law
  • PHIL 2020.03 Legal Thinking
  • + 21 credit hours in electives and/or other degree requirements

3. At the third year level students will have 12 required credit hours:

  • POLI 3505.03 Human Rights: Foundations
  • SOSA 3285.03 Sociology of Law
  • HIST 3226.03 Law & Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, OR
    HIST 3227.03 Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment, 1890 to the Present
  • LJSO 3xxx.03 The Processes of Justice
  • + 18 credit hours in electives and/or other degree requirements

4. At the fourth year level, 0 required credit hours:

  • + 30 credit hours in electives and/or other degree requirements

+ 9 credit hours selected from the Core Faculty electives, including 6 beyond the 2000 level

+ up to 24 additional credits may be taken, drawn from either the Core Faculty Electives or the more extensive list of approved electives

120 Credit Hour B.A. with Double Major in Law, Justice and Society

A minimum of 60, maximum of 84 credit hours in the major subject beyond the 1000 level are to be in the two allied subjects, with no more than 48 credit hours and no fewer than 30 credit hours in either (21 credit hours covered by LJSO core classes), including 12 credit hours beyond the 2000 level in each of the two major subjects

1.  For their first year, students are encouraged to select from existing introductory courses across the arts and social sciences, with recommendations for 3-6 credit hours of introductory offerings in each of political science, sociology and social anthropology, philosophy, and history, making sure that 6 credit hours are taken in a course that satisfies the Writing Requirement (WR).

e.g.,      

PHIL 1000xy.06 or PHIL 1010xy.06 (WR)
POLI 1050.03 and 1055.03 or POLI 1060.03 and 1065.03 or POLI 1103xy.06 (WR)
SOSA 1002.03 and SOSA 1003.03 or POLI/SOSA1500.06
3-6 credit hours of HIST courses [e.g., HIST 1020.03 and 1021.03;  HIST 1022.03 and 1023.03 (WR); HIST 1510.06 (WR); HIST 1910.03 and 1911.03]

+ an elective that satisfies the language or science requirements

King’s Foundation Year Program and the DalCAP combination of courses also provide suitable entry points.

2.       At the second year level, 9 required credit hours:

  • LAWS 2500.06 Introduction to Law
  • PHIL 2020.03 Legal Thinking
  • + 21 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd major

3.       At the third year level students will have 12 required credit hours:

  • POLI 3505.03 Human Rights: Foundations
  • SOSA 3285.03 Sociology of Law
  • HIST 3226.03 Law & Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, OR
    HIST 3227.03 Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment, 1890 to the Present
  • LJSO 3xxx.03 The Processes of Justice
  • + 18 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd major

4.       At the fourth year level, 0 required credit hours:

  • + 30 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd major

+ 9 credit hours selected from Core Faculty electives, including 6 beyond the 2000 level

+ up to 18 additional credits may be taken, drawn from either the Core Faculty electives or the more extensive list of approved electives

B.A. with Concentrated Honours in Law, Justice and Society

54 to 66 credit hours above 1000 Level in Honours Subject (24 credit hours covered by LJSO core courses). Grade must be “C” or better, otherwise, course will not count toward degree.

1.       For their first year, students are encouraged to select from existing introductory courses across the arts and social sciences, with recommendations for 3-6 credit hours of introductory offerings in each of political science, sociology and social anthropology, philosophy, and history, making sure that 6 credit hours are taken in a course that satisfies the Writing Requirement (WR).

e.g.,      

PHIL 1000xy.06 or PHIL 1010xy.06 (WR)
POLI 1050.03 and 1055.03 or POLI 1060.03 and 1065.03 or POLI 1103xy.06 (WR)
SOSA 1002.03 and SOSA 1003.03 or POLI/SOSA 1500.06
3-6 credit hours of HIST courses [e.g., HIST 1020.03 and 1021.03;  HIST 1022.03 and 1023.03 (WR); HIST 1510.06 (WR); HIST 1910.03 and 1911.03]

+ an elective that satisfies the language or science requirements

King’s Foundation Year Program and the DalCAP combination of courses also provide suitable entry points.

2.       At the second year level, 9 required credit hours:

  • LAWS 2500.06 Introduction to Law
  • PHIL 2020.03 Legal Thinking
  • + 21 credit hours in electives and/or other degree requirements

3.       At the third year level students will have 12 required credit hours:

  • POLI 3505.03 Human Rights: Foundations
  • SOSA 3285.03 Sociology of Law
  • HIST 3226.03 Law & Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, OR
    HIST 3227.03 Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment, 1890 to the Present
  • LJSO 3xxx.03 The Processes of Justice
  • + 18 credit hours in electives and/or other degree requirements

4.       At the fourth year level, 3 required credit hours:

  • LJSO 4xxx.03 Honours Seminar in Law, Justice and Society
  • + 27 credit hours in electives and/or other degree requirements

+ 9 credit hours selected from Core Faculty electives, including 6 beyond the 2000 level

+ an additional 21-33 additional credits may be taken, drawn from either the Core Faculty electives or the more extensive list of approved electives

NOTE: at least 6 credit hours of electives must be at the 4000 level  

B.A. with Combined Honours in Law, Justice and Society (Emphasis) and Another Subject

66 to 84 credit hours above 1000 Level in both Honours subjects (24 credit hours covered by LJSO core courses), not more than 48 credit hours nor fewer than 30 credit hours in either of them. Grade must be “C” or better, otherwise, course will not count toward degree.

1. For their first year, students are encouraged to select from existing introductory courses across the arts and social sciences, with recommendations for 3-6 credit hours of introductory offerings in each of political science, sociology and social anthropology, philosophy, and history, making sure that 6 credit hours are taken in a course that satisfies the Writing Requirement (WR).

e.g.,      

PHIL 1000xy.06 or PHIL 1010xy.06 (WR)
POLI 1050.03 and 1055.03 or POLI 1060.03 and 1065.03 or POLI 1103xy.06 (WR)
SOSA 1002.03 and SOSA 1003.03 or POLI/SOSA 1500.06
3-6 credit hours of HIST courses [e.g., HIST 1020.03 and 1021.03;  HIST 1022.03 and 1023.03 (WR); HIST 1510.06 (WR); HIST 1910.03 and 1911.03]

+ an elective that satisfies the language or science requirements

King’s Foundation Year Program and the DalCAP combination of courses also provide suitable entry points.

2.   At the second year level, 9 required credit hours:

  • LAWS 2500.06 Introduction to Law
  • PHIL 2020.03 Legal Thinking
  • + 21 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd honours subject

3. At the third year level students will have 12 required credit hours:

  • POLI 3505.03 Human Rights: Foundations
  • SOSA 3285.03 Sociology of Law
  • HIST 3226.03 Law & Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, OR
    HIST 3227.03 Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment, 1890 to the Present
  • LJSO 3xxx.03 The Processes of Justice
  • + 18 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd honours subject

4.  At the fourth year level, 3 required credit hours:

  • LJSO 4xxx.03 Honours Seminar in Law, Justice and Society
  • + 27 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd honours subject

+ 6 credit hours selected from Core Faculty electives, all beyond the 2000 level

+ up to 18 additional credit hours may be taken, drawn from either the Core Faculty electives or the more extensive list of approved electives

NOTE: at least 6 credit hours of electives must be at the 4000 level  

B.A. with Combined Honours with Emphasis in a Subject other than Law, Justice and Society

66 to 84 credit hours above 1000 Level in both Honours subjects (21 credit hours covered by LJSO core classes), not more than 48 credit hours nor fewer than 30 credit hours in either of them. Grade must be “C” or better, otherwise, course will not count toward degree.

1.  For their first year, students are encouraged to select from existing introductory courses across the arts and social sciences, with recommendations for 3-6 credit hours of introductory offerings in each of political science, sociology and social anthropology, philosophy, and history, making sure that 6 credit hours are taken in a course that satisfies the Writing Requirement (WR).

e.g.,      

PHIL 1000xy.06 or PHIL 1010xy.06 (WR)
POLI 1050.03 and 1055.03 or POLI 1060.03 and 1065.03 or POLI 1103xy.06 (WR)
SOSA 1002.03 and SOSA 1003.03 or POLI/SOSA 1500.06
3-6 credit hours of HIST courses [e.g., HIST 1020.03 and 1021.03;  HIST 1022.03 and 1023.03 (WR); HIST 1510.06 (WR); HIST 1910.03 and 1911.03]

+ an elective that satisfies the language or science requirements

King’s Foundation Year Program and the DalCAP combination of courses also provide suitable entry points.

2.  At the second year level, 9 required credit hours:

  • LAWS 2500.06 Introduction to Law
  • PHIL 2020.03 Legal Thinking
  • + 21 credit hours electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd honours subject

3.  At the third year level students will have 12 required credit hours:

  • POLI 3505.03 Human Rights: Foundations
  • SOSA 3285.03 Sociology of Law
  • HIST 3226.03 Law & Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, OR
    HIST 3227.03 Criminal Law, Crime and Punishment, 1890 to the Present
  • LJSO 3xxx.03 The Processes of Justice
  • + 18 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd honours subject

4.       At the fourth year level, 0 required credit hours:

  • + 30 credit hours in electives, other degree requirements and/or courses for 2nd honours subject

+ 9 credit hours selected from the Core Faculty electives, including 6 beyond the 2000 level

+ up to 18 additional credits may be taken, drawn from either the Core Faculty electives or the more extensive list of approved electives

NOTE: at least 6 credit hours of electives must be taken at the 4000 level

Minor in Law, Justice and Society

 

  • LAWS 2500.06 Introduction to Law
  • 12 credit hours from the approved Core Faculty electives or the more extensive approved electives lists, including at least three credit hours from your choice of three different disciplines (e.g., History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Contemporary Studies, or International Development Studies).