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.
History courses that count towards the Law and History minor and certificate include:
506:216 Law and History
506:210 Sex and Power
506:220 Piracy: A Global History
506:236 Poverty in World History
506:255 Science, Nature, and Empire
506:260 Wars, Wayfarers and the Wall: A History of the U.S.-Mexican Border
506:401 History Seminar: Children in Danger……….(needs to be manually counted)
506:401 History Seminar: Slavery and the Law in the Atlantic World……….(needs to be manually counted)
508:110 Political Islam, Present and Past
508:367 The Afro-Latin American Experience
510:245 The Arts of Power
510:345 English Constitutional History
510:394 Human Rights
512:215 American Legal History
512:216 Famous Trials
512:229 History of Medical Ethics
512:238 History of Homelessness
512:250 Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History
512:308 History and Asylum Law
512:317 Murder in American History
512:318: Political Corruption in America
512:322 Drugs: A Social History
512:368 History of Civil Rights, 1900-1980
512:385 Women Behaving Badly
512:402 American Constitutional History to 1865
512:404 American Constitutional History from 1865
For more information contact the “Law and History” advisors: