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Justice, Law and Values Option

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Justice, Law and Values Option

Justice, Law and Values Option

This option provides students with a concentration in philosophical issues in aesthetics, ethics, jurisprudence, and social and political theory, and everyday life. It is designed for students primarily interested in moral, social, political, and legal questions concerning value and is especially appropriate for those anticipating future educational work in law school.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER) 
PHIL 105Philosophy of Law Keystone/General Education Course3
+ 9 credits of 200-level courses 
ADDITIONAL COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER) 
PHIL 10Critical Thinking Keystone/General Education Course3
or PHIL 12Symbolic Logic Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3 credits in philosophy at the 00 or 100 level3
Select 3 credits in philosophy at the 400 level3
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Ethics 
Philosophy of Law 
Business Ethics 
Technology and Human Values 
Social and Political Philosophy 
Ethics 
Epistemology 
Medical and Health Care Ethics 
Ethics in Science and Engineering 
Feminist Philosophy 
Select two of the following:6
Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America 
The Post-World War II Civil Rights Movement 
Rhetoric and Law 
Law of Mass Communications 
Constitutional History of the United States to 1877 
Constitutional History of the United States Since 1877 
Research Methods for Law and Government Information Resources 
The Legislative Process 
International Political Economy 
International Organization: Political and Security Functions 
Topics in Comparative Government and Institutions 
Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Political Theories 
Modern and Contemporary Political Theories 
Legal Brief Writing 
American Constitutional Law 
The American Legal Process 
Civil Liberties and Due Process 
Sexual and Domestic Violence 
Women and the Criminal Justice System 

How to Declare

You can declare the Justice, Law and Values Option through your Student Center in Lion PATH.  You can view a tutorial using this link: https://tutorials.lionpath.psu.edu/public/UpdateAcademics/.  Please make sure you meet with an adviser to ensure appropriate course selection.