Legal Studies

Legal Studies at Acadia University is a multi-disciplinary Minor designed to introduce students to various perspectives on law and society.

A minor in Legal Studies requires 6h of core courses, POLS 1303 and POLS 1403. With the exception of IDST courses, no more than 12h can be in a single discipline. Please be aware that some upper-level courses have pre-requisites. All courses offered towards this minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

The requirements for a minor vary by faculty and program(s) of study. BA students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in their minor, while BSc students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in their minor. 

Inquiries regarding the Legal Studies minor may be directed to the Acting Coordinator (August 2018-April 2019), Marc Ramsay.

Please view the Registrar's Office website for course availability.

 

Required Courses: POLS 1303 & POLS 1403

 

POLS 1303: Law, Politics & Government
This introductory course in politics and government introduces students to concepts, institutions of government, political processes, law, and political thought.

POLS 1403: Global Politics, Law & Culture
This introductory course explores changing concepts such as development, war and peace, international law and justice, and social movements that help us understand contemporary global politics.

Availability: These courses are offered every year.
Prerequsites: There are no prerequsites for these courses.

Legal Studies Courses

Course #

Course Title

Offered 2018/19

Semester

Pre-requisites

BUSI 3613

Business Law I

YES

Fall & Winter

 

BUSI 3623

Business Law II

YES

Winter

BUSI 3613

BUSI 3643

Consumer Law

 

 

BUSI 3623

CLAS 3113

Roman Law

 

 

30h

ENVS 3113

Legal Issues in Environmental Science

 

 

 

HIST 3303

Genocide and Justice

 

 

30h

HIST 3663

Law and Punishment in Canada Before 1900

YES

Fall

12h

IDST 3103

Environmental Law

Open Acadia

Ongoing

 

IDST 3123

Family Law

 

 

 

PHIL 2713

Biomedical Ethics

YES Fall  

PHIL 3203

Justice & Law: Rights, Laws and Judges

 

 

30h

PHIL 3213

Justice & Law: Private Law

 

 

 

POLS 1303

Law, Politics, and Government

YES

Fall & Winter

 

POLS 1403

Global Politics, Law & Culture

YES

Winter

 

POLS 3063

Indigenous Law and Governance in Canada 

 

 

 

POLS 3083

Issues in International Law

YES

Fall

 

POLS 3463

Law and Politics in Canada

 

 

 

POLS 3563

Women, Gender and the Law in Canada

   

2nd year

POLS 4603

First Nations Peoples: Law, Politics and Policy in Canada

 

 

 

POLS 4403

Canadian Constitutional Law

 

 

POLS 2006 or permis.

SOCI 2413

First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

YES

Winter

 

SOCI 2713

Sociology of Deviance

YES

Winter

6h

SOCI 2723

Canadian Criminal Justice

Open Acadia

Ongoing

 

SOCI 2753

Principles of Criminology

YES

Fall/Open Acadia (Ongoing)

 

SOCI 3143

Social Welfare & Social Policy

 

 

 

SOCI 3183

Rape & Sexual Assault in Canada

YES

Winter

 

SOCI 3703

Crime and Punishment

 

 

12h

SOCI 3743

Criminal Law & Social Policy

 

 

12h

SOCI 4183

Seminar in Criminology and Deviance

 

 

4th yr

Inquiries regarding the Legal Studies minor may be directed to the Acting Coordinator (August 2018-April 2019), Marc Ramsay.

 

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