Department Chair: Merril Silverstein, Professor of Sociology, 302 Eggers Hall, email@example.com, 315-443-2347
Program Director: Gretchen Purser, Associate Professor of Sociology, 400H Eggers Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-443-5848
Patrick Berry, Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, email@example.com, 315.443.1912, 239 HBC
Keith Bybee, Professor of Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315.443.8678, 321 Eggers Hall
Andrew Cohen, Professor of History, email@example.com, 315.443.3320, 305 Maxwell Hall
Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315.443.3155, 524 Hall of Languages
Lynn Greenky, Associate Teaching Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, email@example.com, 315.443.1268, 110 Sims Hall
Tom Keck, Professor of Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315.443.5862, 312 Eggers Hall
Gabriela Kirk, Faculty Fellow of Sociology, email@example.com, 315.443.5765, 426 Eggers Hall
Robert Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315.443.3837, 209 Maxwell Hall
Yüksel Sezgin, Associate Professor of Political Science, email@example.com, 315.443.4431,100F Eggers Hall
Program Description: This Integrated Learning Major (ILM) in Law, Society, and Policy introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of law and society. Drawing on a range of courses across the humanities and social sciences, this ILM grounds students in the study of law, legal institutions, the legal dimensions of social life, and the policy process. Students gain an understanding of how the law shapes, and is shaped by, society and how policies are devised and implemented to address social problems. Majors complete 27 credits, including 12 credits in required classes and 15 credits in an area of concentration: (1) Law, Crime, and Society in the U.S. or (2) Comparative and International Law. At least 18 credits must be upper-division courses, The ILM cultivates interests in human rights and in the principles and pursuit of justice. It prepares students for a variety of careers and for graduate programs in law, public policy, or the social sciences.
This ILM may be combined with any other undergraduate major with approval by the program director. While certain majors typically serve as the base major for this ILM, students are encouraged to meet with the program director to determine their best choice of a base major. Dually enrolled students must have a base major within Arts and Sciences|Maxwell.
Students dually enrolled in Newhouse* and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 122 credits, with at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences|Maxwell coursework and an Arts and Sciences|Maxwell major.
*Students dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences|Maxwell as first year students must complete the Liberal Arts Core. Students who transfer to the dual program after their first year as singly enrolled students in the Newhouse School will satisfy general requirements for the dual degree program by completing the Newhouse Core Requirements.
The major in Law, Society, and Policy will integrate with the following majors:
CAS/Maxwell: African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, English and Textual Studies, Geography and the Environment, History, International Relations, Latino/Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Policy Studies, Political Science, Political Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
Falk: Food Studies, Human Development and Family Science, Public Health, Social Work
iSchool: Innovation, Science, and Technology, Information Management and Technology, Applied Data Analytics
Newhouse: Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Magazine, News, and Digital Journalism, Public Relations (Newhouse students can only declare the ILM by petitioning through their Advising Office.)
VPA: Communications and Rhetorical Studies