Law and Society (2018 - 2020)
Law and Society
LWSOC-UA 1.001 Identical to POL-UA 335. Offered once a year, usually in the fall. 4 points.
How law and a range of legal institutions embody and constitute political, cultural, economic, and social forces. Explores the relationship between law and the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and the labor and environmental movements. Emphasis on law as a political process and practice, legal remedies for racial and gender discrimination, and class-action torts. Deals with the politics of rights, social policy, and the limits and possibilities of law as a process for social change.
Law and Society
LWSOC-UA 1.002 Identical to SOC-UA 413. Offered once a year, usually in the spring. 4 points.
Sociological perspectives on law and legal institutions: the meaning and complexity of legal issues; the relation between law and social change; the effects of law; uses of law to overcome social disadvantage. Topics include: “limits of law,” legal disputes and the courts, regulation, comparative legal systems, legal education, organization of legal work, and lawyers’ careers.
SOC-UA 301 Offered every semester. 4 points
Examines the several methodologies employed in sociological analysis. Some methods covered include survey design and analysis, unobtrusive measures, historical sociology, interviews, content analysis, and participant observation. Introduction to methods of quantitative data processing.
LWSOC-UA 997, 998 Offered every semester. 4 points per term.
Every semester, the program compiles a list of elective courses that count toward the minor. These include, but are not limited to, the list below. Consult the Department of Sociology for details.
See the relevant departmental sections in this Bulletin for course descriptions and prerequisites of the courses below.
Culture, Power, Society
ANTH-UA 1 4 points.
Human Rights and Anthropology
ANTH-UA 326 4 points.
Language and Law
ANTH-UA 329 4 points.
The Constitution and People of Color
SCA-UA 366 4 points.
The History of Ancient Law
CLASS-UA 292 4 points.
Economics of the Law
ECON-UA 255 4 points.
Journalism Ethics and First Amendment Law
JOUR-UA 502 4 points.
Law and Urban Problems
SCA-UA 610 4 points.
MIDDLE EASTERN AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
Islam and Politics
MEIS-UA 674 4 points.
Seminar on Islamic Law and Society
MEIS-UA 780 4 points.
Women and Islamic Law
MEIS-UA 783 4 points.
Philosophy of Law
PHIL-UA 52 4 points.
The American Constitution
POL-UA 330 4 points.
POL-UA 332 4 points.
American Law and Legal System
POL-UA 334 4 points.
Gender in Law
POL-UA 336 4 points.
The Politics of Administrative Law
POL-UA 354 4 points.
Sociology of Law
LWSOC-UA 417 Identical to SOC-UA 417. 4 points.
Deviance and Social Control
LWSOC-UA 502 Identical to SOC-UA 502. 4 points.
LWSOC-UA 503 Identical to SOC-UA 503. 4 points.