Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
Clark Building, Room A-73
(970) 491-5421

Kevin Foskin, Director

The Legal Studies Interdisciplinary Minor provides a broad-based academic foundation for students interested in legal or law-related fields. This minor is intended for students who plan to attend law school, as well as to those who are interested in a wide range of careers in which some grounding in legal studies is helpful, such as media, business, human resources, communications, government service, and others.

Effective Fall 2022

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Core Courses
LB 205Contemporary Legal Studies3
Select one from the following courses:3
Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1)
Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.
Contemporary Chicanx Issues
Race Formation in the United States
Sociology of Race and Racism (GT-SS3)
Gender and Society
Select one from the following courses:3
Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)
Introduction to Formal Logic
Public Speaking
Selected Courses
Select a minimum of 12 credits from at least two of the following categories:12
Communications Law
Mock Trial
American Constitutional Law
U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties
Freedom of Speech
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
Law and Economics
Employment Relations: The Legal Environment
Real Estate Law
Environment/Natural Resources:
Agricultural and Food System Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Agricultural Law
Comparative Legal Systems
Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law
Federal Indian Law and Policy
Families in the Legal Environment
Philosophy of Law
International Law
Sociology of Law
Program Total Credits:21