Dr. Ali Ferdowsi, Chair, (650) 508-3610, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pre-Law Minor at Notre Dame de Namur University is an interdisciplinary program that helps students to prepare for law school by enhancing their critical thinking and writing skills, and giving them substantial understanding of the social, cultural, historical, economic and political development of the law in the US and the world. The minor is designed for students who plan to attend law school or are interested in careers in fields closely related to the legal profession. Although the program is hosted by the Department of History and Political Science, students in any major in the undergraduate day school may participate.
The most common undergraduate majors for law students nationwide are Political Science, History and English. Nevertheless, the American Bar Association (ABA) does not recommend any particular major as the best preparation for law school. Instead, the ABA recommends that pre-law students take "a broad range of difficult courses from demanding instructors," and "seek courses and other experiences that will engage you in critical thinking about important issues, challenge your beliefs and improve your tolerance for uncertainty." NDNU’s Pre-Law Minor has been designed with these factors in mind.
|PHL2330||Formal Logic/Critical Thinking||3|
|PSC1000||Introduction to American Government||3|
* These courses may be used to fulfill other requirements including General Degree Requirements.
|PSC2340||Legal Reasoning and LSAT||3|
*Students majoring in Political Science may not take PSC 2340 to fulfill their major requirements.
|* These courses may be used to fulfill other requirements including General Degree Requirements.|
|Electives Grouped by Program||6 Units|
|PSC2300||State & Local Government||3|
|PSC2330||Gender & the Law||3|
|ENG1041||Classics of World Literature II||3|
|ENG2200||Survey of American Literature I||3|
|ENG2201||Surevy of American Literature II||3|
|ENG2400||British Lit: Myth, Epic, and Romance||3|
|ENG2403||British Lit: The Age of Elizabeth||3|
|ENG2408||British Lit: Enlightment and Revolution||3|
|ENG2412||British Lit: Modernism & Postmodern||3|
|HST2110||History of Political and Social Thought||3|
|HST2120||Modern Western Thought||3|
|HST2330||Hist & Politics of Civil Rights Move||3|
|HST2440||Environmental Hist/Env. Justice||3|
|PHL2205||Law, Morality & Society||3|
|PHL2210||Political and Social Philosopgy||3|
|PHL2410||Women and Philosophy||3|
|SOC2345||The Color of Crime||3|
|SOC2349||Youth, Crime and Society||3|
* Students must take these six elective units from courses other than their majors.
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