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Legal Studies Certificate

Hours - 15 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revised 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Professional Studies
Sponsoring Program: Political Science
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Business & Government

Program Requirements

Core Requirements — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
POSC 354 Legal Research and Writing S 3.0
POSC 356 International Legal Drafting and Transactions W 3.0

Electives: Complete Three — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
POSC 350 International Law F 3.0
POSC 352 or Ethics and the Legal Environment or F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 342 Business Law and Ethics F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better (for non-ACCT majors), ACCT 203 (for ACCT majors); ENGL 101
POSC 358 Comparative Law F 3.0
POSC 410 The Constitution of the United States W 3.0

    Additional Program Requirements

    Double-counting is managed with your advisor.

    All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Upon completing a major in political science, students will:

    • Write an effective research paper using professional formats;
    • Write an effective persuasive/analytical essay/report;
    • Demonstrate competence using logical/analytical skills;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of political philosophy/theory;
    • Demonstrate the critical reading skills needed to engage professional journals/monographs;
    • Demonstrate content mastery in international relations, law, U.S. government, Asia/Pacific, or public management;
    • Conduct an effective oral presentation;
    • Complete a meaningful internship or capstone paper.