Legal Analysis and Persuasion/PLAW 357 Constitutional Law I & II/POLI 350, 351 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights/POLI 351 Philosophy of Ethical Responsibility/LPHI 237 Criminal Law & Proc/CRJS 320 Legal Environment of Business/BCOR 203 Philosophy & Law/PHIL 290 Logic/PHIL 210 Advanced Composition/ENGL 211 Argumentation & Debate/SPCH 322 Intro to Criminal Justice/CRJS 110 Congress & Legislative Process/POLI 315 Criminological Theory/CRJS 240
Law and Politics Students pursuing this track will take most of the required courses in the Political Science major, but will substitute 2 legal courses, Introduction to Law & Society and Legal Analysis & Persuasion, for 2 upper level Political Science courses. Students who intend to go on to law school are encouraged to complete the Legal Studies Certificate. The certificate can be completed within the four year program by using those courses as the allowable cognates and electives in the student’s major. If the pre law school student does not want to complete the certificate, they are encouraged to take some of the Legal Studies courses so that they can learn skills that could enable them to find summer employment and/or part-time employment in legal settings. Some helpful courses would include Legal Research & Writing I and II, Public Records Research, Computers in Law, and Trial Prep and Procedure.
PSYCHOLOGY LORI D. LINDLEY, Ph.D., Program Director FACULTY: Associate Professors: Kenneth Gamble, Lori Lindley, Robert Nelsen. Assistant Professors: Andrew Caswell, Jessica Hartnett, Ryan Leonard, Luke Rosielle, Michael Sadler. Lecturer: Barbara Townsend. Aims and Objectives The Department of Psychology endeavors to prepare its students for a variety of professional and liberal arts careers by providing maximal flexibility in vocational planning. Because of the strong foundation in research methods, Liberal Studies Core, and behavioral sciences its curriculum provides, the psychology concentration prepares the student to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields including Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Law and others. It also prepares the student for nonprofessional careers that require a strong liberal arts background. Four separate tracks are available to help students tailor the psychology major to best fit their own interests and professional goals. •
General Psychology Track: For students who want a general psychology major, this track is often creatively combined with another major or minor to fit their particular interests (e.g., business, pre-law)
Graduate School Track: For students interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology or a related academic discipline