Area Distribution Requirements

Take two courses* in one of the following Areas and 1 course each in two additional distinctly different Areas for a total of 4 courses.

*****NOTE: P/NP and DPN grades in upper div Area courses Sp20, Fa20, Sp21 and Su21 only, will be accepted.*****

NOTE: 30 upper div units are required for the major. As long as your 4 Area requirements total at least 14 units, you will have the 30 upper div units required. 

*LS H195B Honors Thesis or LS 199 Independent Study (for 4 units) may substitute for one of the two courses that fall in the same Area.

Area I   Crime, Law & Social Control: What are the primary conceptions and theories of crime, delinquency, punishment, discipline and order? How can we understand criminal justice institutions and practices in social context? How do crime, policy and law interface with social policy, media, identity, social inequality and social mobilization? How and why has penal logic migrated to other social spheres?

102:        Policing & Society
104AC:  Youth, Justice & Culture
105:        Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Law
109:        Aims & Limits of Criminal Law
123:       Data, Prediction & Law
125:        Human Rights& War Crimes Investigations Methods
150:        Intimate Partner Violence
160:        Punishment, Culture & Society
163:        Adolescence, Crime & Juvenile Justice
164:       Juvenile Justice & the Color of Law
170:        Crime & Criminal Justice
185AC:    Prison

Area II   Law & Culture: How do legal ideas permeate and interact with culture? How is everyday life and social meaning organized around legal constructs and categories? What are the cultural variations in representations, definitions and manifestations of law across time and place? How should culture influence law and vice versa?

103:        Theories of Law & Society
104AC:   Youth, Justice & Culture
105:        Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Law
107:        Theories of Justice
107WI:  Theories of Justice Writing Intensive
116:        Legal Discourse 1500- 1700
132AC:   Immigration & Citizenship
C134:     Membership & Migration: Empirical & Normative Perspectives
140:        Property & Liberty
151:        Law, Self & Society
152AC:   Human Rights & Technology
153:        Law & Society in Asia
155:        Government & the Family
156:        Bioethics & the Law
159:        Introduction to Law & Sexuality
160:        Punishment, Culture & Society
161:        Law in Chinese Society
164:        Juvenile Justice & the Color of Law
168:        Sex, Reproduction & the Law
173AC:        Making Empire: Law & the Colonization of America
177:        American Legal & Constitutional History
181:        Psychology & the Law
183:        Psychology of Diversity & Discrimination in American Law

Area III   Law & Markets: How do law and legal institutions relate to efficiency, utility and wealth distribution? How do markets shape law and vice versa? What are the law and economics of crime, innovation, development and globalization?

105:        Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Law
107:        Theories of Justice
107WI:  Theories of Justice Writing Intensive
140:        Property & Liberty
141:         Wall Street/Main Street
142:        Monetary Law and Regulation
145:        Law & Economics I
146:        Law & Economics of Innovation
147:        Law & Economics II
149:        Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship
152AC:   Human Rights & Technology
156:        Bioethics & the Law
158:        Law & Development
177:        American Legal & Constitutional History
190:       Business Law in Japan

Area IV   Law, Rights & Social Change: What are legal rights? What social and normative purposes do they serve? How have understandings of rights changed over time? What struggles have occurred over rights?  How do social actors assert rights in everyday interaction, through social movements, and through legal channels? What role does law play in the reproduction of hierarchies and inequalities, and in the process of social change?

101:        American Law & Legal Institutions
106:        Philosophy of Law
107:        Theories of Justice
107WI:  Theories of Justice Writing Intensive
125:        Human Rights & War Crimes Investigations Methods
130:        Human Rights: The Native Experience
132AC:   Immigration & Citizenship
133AC:   Law & Social Change: The Immigrant Rights Movement
C134:      Membership & Migration: Empirical & Normative Perspectives
136:         Law and Rights in Authoritarian States
137:         Equality Rights
138:        The Supreme Court & Public Policy
152AC:   Human Rights & Technology
154:        Human Rights, Research & Practice
156:        Bioethics & the Law
157:        International Relations & International Law
158:        Law & Development
159:        Introduction to Law & Sexuality
162AC:   Restorative Justice
164:        Juvenile Justice & the Color of Law
174:        Comparative Constitutional Law: The Case of Isreal
175:         Access to Justice: Comparative & Historical Perspectives
180:        Implicit Bias
182:        Law, Politics & Society
183:        The Psychology of Diversity & Discrimination in American Law
184:        Sociology of Law
187:        Diversity, Law & Politics
189:        Feminist Jurisprudence

Area V   Law & Sovereignty: What is the basis of the legitimacy and authority of law and legal institutions? How is law implicated in the formation of the state and in the changing boundaries of authority, from local to global? What are the virtues and limits of the rule of law? What are the modern challenges to law as a force wedded to the state?

101:        American Law & Legal Institutions
106:       Philosophy of Law
111:        The Making of Modern Constitutionalism
119:        Philosophy & Law in Ancient Athens
123:        Data, Prediction & Law
130:        Human Rights: The Native Experience
133AC:   Law & Social Change: The Immigrant Rights Movement
C134:      Membership & Migration: Empirical & Normative Perspectives
136:         Law and Rights in Authoritarian States
137:         Equality Rights
138:        The Supreme Court and Public Policy
139:        Comparative Perspectives on Norms & Legal Traditions
142:        Monetary Law and Regulation
150:        Intimate Partner Violence
153:        Law & Society in Asia
157:        International Relations & International Law
171:        European Legal History
173AC:        Making Empire: Law & the Colonization of America
174:        Comparative Constitutional Law: The Case of Isreal
176:        Twentieth-Century American Legal & Constitutional History
177:        American Legal & Constitutional History
178:        Seminar on American Legal & Constitutional History
179:        Comparative Constitutional Law
182:        Law, Politics & Society
187:        Diversity, Law & Politics