Law and History Minor/Certificate
Are you interested in pursuing a career in law or social justice? History provides training in making arguments, researching, and writing—crucial skills for these fields!
For students majoring in History the certificate allows you to dedicate some of your coursework to law-related classes inside and outside the major. For those majoring in other disciplines, the minor provides a historical foundation for the study of law.
Requirements: 6 courses for the minor and 5 courses for the certificate.
All students must take the required course, “506:216 Law and History,” or a suitable alternative as determined in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students may count one law-related course from outside the History Department towards these requirements, including courses in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Regularly offered courses in History include:
506:216 Law and History
512:216 Famous Trials
512:368 History of Civil Rights, 1900-1980
512:402 American Constitutional History to 1865
512:404 American Constitutional History from 1865
508:110 Political Islam, Present and Past
506:260 Wars, Wayfarers and the Wall: A History of the U.S.-Mexican Border
506:220 Piracy: A Global History
512:322 Drugs: A Social History
510:394 Human Rights
506:210 Sex and Power
510:245 The Arts of Power
512:229 History of Medical Ethics
512:318: Political Corruption in America
508:367 The Afro-Latin American Experience
512:250 Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History
512:385 Women Behaving Badly
For more information contact the “Law and History” advisors: