Law and Society
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
What you will learn in this program
Law and Society scholars ask questions such as: What are the links between law and society? How are social manners enforced? What happens when legal innovations fail?
Law and Society is the study of how legal and social systems are interconnected, how people live, and how law is woven into communities. This program will give you an understanding of what happens when legal innovations and institutions succeed, and what the outcomes are when they fail. During the course of your studies, you'll gain statistical analysis skills, research capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and a broad appreciation of socio-political movements.
As a Law and Society graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Law and Society can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Equality Issues, Introduction to Legal Knowledge, Introduction to Legal Studies, Liberalism, Self-Regulation
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable, full-time work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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