Legal Studies
Offered as a major (B.A.)

The Legal Studies major addresses a fundamental aspect of human experience:  the regulation of social interaction through norms instituted by common authority and enforced by state power.  Law shapes countless aspects of human conduct, from family relations, to business activity, to criminal sanction, to international relations.  The nature of law and legal sanction further provides informs literary expression and philosophical inquiry.  The relationship between law and morality has permeated social thought since ancient times and remains among the pressing concerns of our day.  An examination of law thus deserves a place in liberal education and provides rich opportunity for reflection on human beliefs and institutions informed by insights from a variety of academic approaches.

Major Requirements

History Department