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Justice, Law & Public Policy Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • Minor: Justice, Law & Public Policy

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Justice, Law & Public Policy courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Requirements:

Complete 22 credits of coursework, including work in reasoning and formal or informal logic, as well as a required experiential component through internship and/or community engagement and four additional courses from three different departments from the electives list with at least 8 credits total at the 300-level.

Students select a theme of study in consultation with their advisor.

Required Courses
One of the following courses in reasoning and formal or informal logic (4 credits)

  • BUSN 210Q: Business and Economic Statistics (4 credits)
  • COMM 280: Reasoning and Communication (4 credits)
  • DATA 227: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)
  • PHIL 110R: Logic and Critical Reasoning (4 credits)
  • PSYC 201: Statistics (4 credits)

Experiential Component
Complete an Internship or Community Engagement (2 credits)

  • JLPP 491: Internship (1-8 credits)
  • JLPP 492: Community Engagement (1-8 credits)

Electives
Four additional courses from three different departments from the below list with at least 8 credits total at the 300-level.

  • AFDS 201C/H: Introduction to African and Diaspora Studies (4 credits)
  • AFDS 270: Topics in African and Diaspora Studies (2-4 credits)
  • COMM 190: Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COMM 224: Group Dynamics (4 credits)
  • COMM 327: Health Communication (4 credits)
  • COMM 351: Media Law (4 credits)
  • COMM 362: Political Rhetoric (4 credits)
  • COMM 363: Environmental Communication (4 credits)
  • ECON 190S: Principles of Economics (4 credits)
  • ECON 350: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (4 credits)
  • ECON 365: Law and Economics (4 credits)
  • ESCI 100N: Global Climate Change (4 credits)
  • ESCI 250: Environmental Research Methods (5 credits)
  • GEOL 170B: Geology of the Critical Zone (5 credits)
  • HFS 224: Sport Law (4 credits)
  • HIST 173C: History of South Africa (4 credits)
  • HIST 231S: American Constitutional Foundations (4 credits)
  • HIST 232S: Modern American Constitutional Law (4 credits)
  • HIST 281 C/R: Modern Middle East (4 credits)
  • HIST 325: Topics in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations (2-4 credits)
  • HIST 372: Race in the United States and South Africa (4 credits)
  • JLPP 490: Independent Study (1-4 credits)
  • NUR 220: Foundations (4 credits)
  • NUR 230: Research & Evidence-Based Practice (4 credits)
  • NUR 320: Care of Patients with Psychiatric-Mental Health Needs (4 credits)
  • NUR 340: Care of Mothers, Newborns, and the Family (4 credits)
  • NUR 410: Leadership in Nursing (4 credits)
  • NUR 430: Care of Children and Families (4 credits)
  • NUR 440: Global Populations Perspectives (4 credits)
  • PHIL 103R: Ethics and Identity (4 credits)
  • PHIL 107R: The Art of Living Ethically (4 credits)
  • PHIL 204R: Philosophy of Women’s Lives (4 credits)
  • PHIL 207R: Science in Social Context (4 credits)
  • PHIL 240R: Law: Near and Far (4 credits)
  • PHIL 310: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 311: Modern Philosophy (4 credits)
  • PHIL 380: Special Topics (4 credits)
  • POLI 202S: Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
  • POLI 211R: Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy (4 credits)
  • POLI 212R: Modern Political Philosophy (4 credits)
  • POLI 215R: American Political Thought (4 credits)
  • POLI 216R: Family Values: The Politics of Virtue, Care, and Equality (4 credits)
  • POLI 221S: State and Local Government (4 credits)
  • POLI 222S: Urban Politics (4 credits)
  • POLI 223: Introduction to Local Government Administration (4 credits)
  • POLI 224S: The American Presidency (4 credits)
  • POLI 230: Campaigns and Elections (4 credits)
  • POLI 232S: Public Opinion (4 credits)
  • POLI 234S: Black Politics (4 credit)
  • POLI 236S: Media and Politics (4 credits)
  • POLI 253S: International Political Economy (4 credits)
  • POLI 259: Topics in International Relations (4 credits)
  • POLI 302: North American Politics (4 credits)
  • POLI 305: European Politics (4 credits)
  • POLI 309: Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics (4 credits)
  • POLI 320: Public Administration (4 credits)
  • POLI 321: Public Policy (4 credits.)
  • POLI 322: American Constitutional Law (4 credits)
  • POLI 323: U.S. Congress (4 credits)
  • POLI 329: Advanced Topics in American Government (4 credits)
  • POLI 332: Political Parties and Interest Groups (4 credits)
  • POLI 350: American Foreign Policy (4 credits)
     
  • RELI 177R: Religious Perspectives on Contemporary Moral Issues (4 credits)
  • RELI 378R: Bioethics (4 credits)
  • SOCI 212: Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2-4 credits)
  • SOCI 214S: Penology and Social Control (4 credits)
  • SOCI 215: Crime and Media (4 credits)
  • SOCI 245C/S: Gender and Society (4 credits)
  • SOCI 312: Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2-4 credits)
  • SOCI 314: Women and Crime (4 credits)
  • SOCI 370: Criminology and Criminological Theory (4 credits)
  • SOCI 376S: Law and Society (4 credits)
  • WMST 100: Women, Culture, Politics and Society (4 credits)

Some courses may have prerequisites, please check course descriptions. Additional courses as approved by the advisory committee may also count toward the minor.

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