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Law, Justice, and Social Change Subplan

LJSC Subplan Requirements

Students have the option of adding a subplan in Law, Justice, and Social Change to their Sociology major. Courses in the LJSC subplan seek to offer students a coherent curriculum that emphasizes the relationship between legal institutions, inequality, and the capacity of social groups to produce fundamental social change.  


  • To have a notation of the subplan completion appear on the transcript, students must declare the subplan and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list of relevant classes:
  • A minimum of eight credits must be elected in the LJSC subplan at the 300-level or above (excluding prerequisite)                                                                                                                                       **^ This 300-level requirement does not apply to students who declared the subplan Fall 2016 and prior 

List of approved LJSC subplan courses:

  • SOC 204: International Migration and the Politics of Membership in a Globalizing World
  • SOC 208: Terrorism, Torture, & Violence
  • SOC 225: Project Community- Criminal Justice sections
  • SOC 270: Gender and the Law
  • SOC 304: American Immigration
  • SOC 335: Urban Inequality in America
  • SOC 350: Human Rights and the United Nations
  • SOC 354: Law and Society
  • SOC 368: Criminology
  • SOC 450: Human Rights in a Globalizing World
  • SOC 461: Social Movements
  • SOC 465: Sociological Analysis of Deviance
  • SOC 468: Crime & Justice- Inside Out Prison Exchange
  • SOC 476: Sociology of Bioethics
  • SOC 488 (1cr) & 489 (3cr): Community Organizing and Social Change
  • appropriate topics in SOC 295, 394 (SURO), 395 (Independent Study), 396 (Internship), or 495

A maximum of six credits for the LJSC subplan may come from Experiential Learning or Independent Study style courses. Students with a subplan in Law, Justice and Social Change are not permitted to also elect a minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change.


Current Term Sociology Subplan Courses