As one of Alfred University's many interdisciplinary programs, the public law minor seeks to provide an understanding of the role of law in American society. Students examine major court decisions, the structure of the nation's legal systems, and theoretical assumptions about law.
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Requirements for the minor
A total of 16 credit hours is required for the Public Law minor and must include the following four courses:
POLS 110 Introduction to American Politics (4 credits)
POLS 232 Judicial Processes (2 credits)
POLS 316 Constitutional Law (4 credits)
POLS 417 Civil Liberties (2 credits)
One course from the following three courses is also required:
SOCI 245 Crime and Society (Prerequisite SOCI 110) (4 credits)
POLS 242 Approaches to Law (4 credits)
POLS 313 State and Local Politics (4 credits)
Division Chairperson: Dr. Robert Stein