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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 105 Philosophy of Law Keystone/General Education Course 3
+ 9 credits of 200-level courses
ADDITIONAL COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
PHIL 10 Critical Thinking Keystone/General Education Course 3
or PHIL 12 Symbolic Logic Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3 credits in philosophy at the 00 or 100 level 3
Select 3 credits in philosophy at the 400 level 3
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.