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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

The PPL major is designed for students who are interested in the study of law and its relationship to government and politics.  The major is not a pre-professional program per se, but will instead provide an especially rigorous curriculum of courses that will be of interest to undergraduates who are interested in law and legal issues. 

Major in Politics and Public Law (B.A. or B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements   56-58 
Technical Requirement (Hours Counted in Gen Ed Core):    
PSC 1210, American Government (3)
PHI 1510, Critical Thinking (3)
PSC Core Courses    19
PSC 2200, American Political Institutions 3  
PSC 2300, International Relations 3  
PSC 2400, Introduction to Comparative Politics 3  
PSC 2500, Political Theory 3  
PSC 2600, Social Scientific Methods 4  
PSC 4600, Political Science Senior Seminar 3  
Other Major Requirements 30
PSC 2700, Political Economy 3  
PSC 3280 and 3290, Constitutional Law I & II 6  
PSC 4320, International Law and Organization (3) or
PSC 4490, Comparative Legal Systems
MGT 2410, Business Law I 3  
PHI 3170, Philosophy of Law (3) or
PSC 4290, The Nature and Function of Law (3)
Approved Major Electives 1 12  
Minor (waived)   0 
General Free Electives  23-25
Total Hours 128

1 Students may count up to six (6) credit hours of internship (PSC 3010 or 4010) toward the Politics and Public Law major.

Approved Electives for Politics and Public Law (PPL) Major
PSC 4490, Comparative Legal Systems
PSC 4000, Internship
PSC 4010, Capital Internship
PSC 3510, Theories of the Civil Society
PSC 3550, Modern Ideologies
PSC 4290, The Nature and Function of Law
PHI 4200, Philosophy of Law
MBU 2520, Copyright Law
MDS 4100, Communication Law
SOC 3700, Criminal Justice
SOC 3800, Criminology
MGT 4220, Business Law II