The Law and Politics major is designed to offer students a focused course of study of law and politics in the liberal arts tradition. The core curriculum will expose students to some of the dominant approaches to the study of law and politics.
Students with a stronger interest in politics would choose a more in depth study of politics by following the politics track of the curriculum. This track is designed to deepen a student’s understanding of politics by focusing the student’s studies in two subfields of political science in preparation for a Senior Seminar course and a Senior Thesis.
Students with a stronger interest in law, or who plan to attend law school, would choose the law track of the curriculum. This track is designed to emphasize specific courses to hone a student’s exposure to law, to sharpen legal thinking and to strengthen legal writing skills in preparation for a profession in the field of law.
Both tracks are designed to develop the ability to think, write, speak, and act thoughtfully, ethically, and competently about politics.