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History of Law and Policy Minor

Effective Fall 2018

Exclusions:

The minor in History of Law and Policy is not open to students electing the minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change; or the minor in Crime and Justice; nor to students electing the major in Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Advising

Appointments with History advisors are scheduled online from the department's webpage: www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate. Students should see an advisor as soon as they decide on their major or minor.

The History Department offers a three-tiered advising structure.

Tier 1: Faculty Advisors from the History Department's Undergraduate Committee

  • declaring a history major - obtaining general advice about the nature, purpose, and utility of a history degree
  • recommending a faculty mentor
  • approving study abroad and transfer credit
  • declaring an academic minor in History

To make an appointment, go to http://lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates/advising.html.

Tier 2: The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • obtaining general advice about the requirements for the major
  • checking progress towards the major or minor
  • completing the graduation checklist and release

To make an appointment, go to http://lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates/advising.html.

Tier 3: Individual Faculty Mentors

  • obtaining approval for a survey sequence and a major theme
  • getting advice about course selection
  • obtaining advice about career planning

Students generally meet with a Tier 2 advisor for help in selecting a mentor, but all subsequent advising will be done by that individual professor.

Faculty who go on leave will designate a substitute, and inform all their mentees of the temporary change.

Students must arrange appointments directly with their mentors, and are expected to do so at least once a term. It is the student's responsibility to take the initiative in setting up these meetings.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

A minimum of five courses and 15 credits is required. At least three of the five courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Core Course

Select at least one of:

  • HISTORY 217, Topics in the History of Human Rights
  • HISTORY 235: Law and Social Justice
  • HISTORY 315: American Constitutional History
  • HISTORY 335 / AMCULT 385 / LATINOAM 385: Immigration Law. Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
  • HISTORY 366: Crime and Drugs in Modern America (F17)

Electives

A minimum of four courses (totaling at least 12 credits) selected in consultation with a history faculty advisor, selected from the list below.  Core Courses not used to count toward the Core Course requirement may be used as electives.

The Regional Distribution requirement is satisfied by successfully completing courses in at least two world regions. A chronological, geographical, or topical focus is developed in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Other HISTORY Courses in History of Law and Policy:

  • HISTORY 223 / ENVIRON 223: Trashed! A History of Garbage in the Modern World
  • HISTORY 224 / ENVIRON 224 / PUBPOL 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation
  • HISTORY 230: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “Tracking Human Rights”
  • HISTORY 232: Interdisciplinary Topics in History, section titled “History of Human Rights in Latin America”
  • HISTORY 237 / ENVIRON 237: Global Environmental History
  • HISTORY 256 / JUDAIC 265: Introduction to Jewish Law. Sources, Legal History and Legal Theory
  • HISTORY 257 / JUDAIC 257: Ancient Law
  • HISTORY 266: Twentieth-Century American Wars as Social and Personal Experience 
  • HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
  • HISTORY 272 / AAS 262: The Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • HISTORY 312 / POLSCI 362: History of European Integration
  • HISTORY 322 / GERMAN 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • HISTORY 324: Muslims in Contemporary Europe
  • HISTORY 329: Social Science Topics in History, section titled “Crime, Punishment, and the Politics of Prison”
  • HISTORY 334: Pax Americana: The History of U.S. Empire (W19)
  • HISTORY 345 / RCSSCI 357: History and Theory of Punishment
  • HISTORY 346 / AMCULT 348: History of American Radicalism
  • HISTORY 349 / LACS 349: Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America
  • HISTORY 356 / AMCULT 331 / WOMENSTD 356: Health in America. Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • HISTORY 360: September 11
  • HISTORY 363: The U.S. and the World Since 1945:  Politics, Culture, and War in the American Century (F16)
  • HISTORY 364: History of American Suburbia
  • HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342 / WOMENSTD 360: History of the Family in the U. S.
  • HISTORY 374 / AMCULT 374: The Politics and Culture of the “Sixties”
  • HISTORY 375 / WOMENSTD 375: History of Witchcraft. The 1692 Salem Trials in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • HISTORY 376: Epidemics. Plagues and Cultures from the Black Death to the Present
  • HISTORY 389: Armenians in Turkey
  • HISTORY 399: Topics in History, section titled “The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights” 
  • HISTORY 407: Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History, section titled “Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law”
  • HISTORY 411 / POLSCI 319: The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 
  • HISTORY 415 / ASIAN 415: Chinese Legal History. Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
  • HISTORY 443 / ISLAM 443 / MIDEAST 487: Modern Middle East History
  • HISTORY 445: Topics in History, section titled "What is Capitalism?"
  • HISTORY 466: Building American Empire: War, Politics, and Social Reform in the United States, 1901-1950
  • HISTORY 497: History Colloquium, sections titled “K-12 Education History and Policymaking” or “Crime, Punishment, and the Politics of Prison” 

Electives Cross-listed with HISTORY

  • AAS 262 / HISTORY 272: The Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • AMCULT 331 / HISTORY 356 / WOMENSTD 356: Health in America. Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • AMCULT 342 / HISTORY 368 / WOMENSTD 360: History of the Family in the U. S.
  • AMCULT 348 / HISTORY 346: History of American Radicalism
  • AMCULT 374 / HISTORY 374: The Politics and Culture of the “Sixties”
  • AMCULT 385 / HISTORY 335 / LATINOAM 385: Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
  • ASIAN 415 / HISTORY 415: Chinese Legal History. Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
  • ENVIRON 221 / HISTORY 237: Global Environmental History
  • ENVIRON 223 / HISTORY 223: Trashed! A History of Garbage in the Modern World
  • ENVIRON 224 / HISTORY 224 / PUBPOL 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation
  • GERMAN 322 / HISTORY 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • ISLAM 443 / MIDEAST 487 / HISTORY 443: Modern Middle East History
  • JUDAIC 257 / HISTORY 257: Ancient Law
  • JUDAIC 260 / HISTORY 269 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
  • JUDAIC 265 / HISTORY 256: Introduction to Jewish Law. Sources, Legal History and Legal Theory
  • LACS 349 / HISTORY 349: Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America
  • LATINOAM 385 / HISTORY 335 / AMCULT 385: Immigration Law. Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
  • MIDEAST 487 / ISLAM 443 / HISTORY 443: Modern Middle East History
  • POLSCI 319 / HISTORY 411: The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 
  • POLSCI 362 / HISTORY 312: History of European Integration
  • PUBPOL 224 / ENVIRON 224 / HISTORY 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation
  • RCSSCI 357 / HISTORY 345: History and Theory of Punishment
  • RELIGION 260 / HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
  • WOMENSTD 356 / HISTORY 356 / AMCULT 331: Health in America. Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • WOMENSTD 360 / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342: History of the Family in the U. S.
  • WOMENSTD 375 / HISTORY 375: History of Witchcraft. The 1692 Salem Trials in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

Other Electives:

  • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar, section titled “Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law”

100-level Electives

A maximum of one 100-level course may be applied toward the requirements for the minor.

  • HISTORY 102: A History of the Present
  • HISTORY 103: Introduction to History in the Humanities (appropriate sections)
  • HISTORY 104: Introduction to History in the Social Sciences (appropriate sections)

Constraints

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Residency

Four of the five courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).

History of Law and Policy (Minor) (Fall 2015 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2015

Exclusions:

The minor in History of Law and Policy is not open to students electing the minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change; or the minor in Crime and Justice; nor to students electing the major in Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Advising

Appointments with History advisors are scheduled online from the department's webpage: www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate. Students should see an advisor as soon as they decide on their major or minor.

The History Department offers a three-tiered advising structure.

Tier 1: Faculty Advisors from the History Department's Undergraduate Committee

  • declaring a history major - obtaining general advice about the nature, purpose, and utility of a history degree
  • recommending a faculty mentor
  • approving study abroad and transfer credit
  • declaring an academic minor in History

To make an appointment, go to http://lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates/advising.html.

Tier 2: The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • obtaining general advice about the requirements for the major
  • checking progress towards the major or minor
  • completing the graduation checklist and release

To make an appointment, go to http://lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates/advising.html.

Tier 3: Individual Faculty Mentors

  • obtaining approval for a survey sequence and a major theme
  • getting advice about course selection
  • obtaining advice about career planning

Students generally meet with a Tier 2 advisor for help in selecting a mentor, but all subsequent advising will be done by that individual professor.

Faculty who go on leave will designate a substitute, and inform all their mentees of the temporary change.

Students must arrange appointments directly with their mentors, and are expected to do so at least once a term. It is the student's responsibility to take the initiative in setting up these meetings.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

A minimum of five courses and 15 credits is required. At least three of the five courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Core Course

Select at least one of:

  • HISTORY 235: Law and Social Justice
    or
  • HISTORY 315: American Constitutional History

Electives

A minimum of four courses and 12 credits selected in consultation with a history faculty advisor, selected from the list below.

The Regional Distribution requirement is satisfied by successfully completing courses in at least two world regions. A chronological, geographical, or topical focus is developed in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Recommended capstone seminar:

  • HISTORY 477: Law, History, and the Dynamics of Social Change (highly recommended but not required)

Other HISTORY Courses in History of Law and Policy:

  • HISTORY 237 / ENVIRON 237: Global Environmental History
  • HISTORY 223 / ENVIRON 223: Trashed! A History of Garbage in the Modern World
  • HISTORY 224 / ENVIRON 224 / PUBPOL 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation
  • HISTORY 230: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “Tracking Human Rights”
  • HISTORY 232: Interdisciplinary Topics in History, section titled “History of Human Rights in Latin America”
  • HISTORY 256 / JUDAIC 265: Introduction to Jewish Law. Sources, Legal History and Legal Theory
  • HISTORY 257 / JUDAIC 257: Ancient Law
  • HISTORY 266: Twentieth-Century American Wars as Social and Personal Experience 
  • HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
  • HISTORY 272 / AAS 262: The Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • HISTORY 312 / POLSCI 362: History of European Integration
  • HISTORY 322 / GERMAN 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • HISTORY 324: Muslims in Contemporary Europe
  • HISTORY 329: Social Science Topics in History, section titled “Crime, Punishment, and the Politics of Prison” or "Crime and Drugs in Modern America"
  • HISTORY 335 / AMCULT 385 / LATINOAM 385: Immigration Law. Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
  • HISTORY 345 / RCSSCI 357: History and Theory of Punishment
  • HISTORY 346 / AMCULT 348: History of American Radicalism
  • HISTORY 349 / LACS 349: Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America
  • HISTORY 356 / AMCULT 331 / WOMENSTD 356: Health in America. Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • HISTORY 360: September 11
  • HISTORY 363: The U.S. and the World Since 1945:  Politics, Culture, and War in the American Century (F16)
  • HISTORY 364: History of American Suburbia
  • HISTORY 366: Crime and Drugs in Modern America (F17)
  • HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342 / WOMENSTD 360: History of the Family in the U. S.
  • HISTORY 374 / AMCULT 374: The Politics and Culture of the “Sixties”
  • HISTORY 375 / WOMENSTD 375: History of Witchcraft. The 1692 Salem Trials in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • HISTORY 376: Epidemics. Plagues and Cultures from the Black Death to the Present
  • HISTORY 399: Topics in History, section titled “The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights” 
  • HISTORY 407: Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History, section titled “Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law”
  • HISTORY 411 / POLSCI 319: The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 
  • HISTORY 415 / ASIAN 415: Chinese Legal History. Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
  • HISTORY 443 / ISLAM 443 / NEAREAST 487: Modern Middle East History
  • HISTORY 445: Topics in History, section titled "What is Capitalism?"
  • HISTORY 466: Building American Empire: War, Politics, and Social Reform in the United States, 1901-1950
  • HISTORY 497: History Colloquium, sections titled “K-12 Education History and Policymaking” or “Crime, Punishment, and the Politics of Prison” 

Electives Cross-listed with HISTORY

  • AAS 262 / HISTORY 272: The Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • AMCULT 331 / HISTORY 356 / WOMENSTD 356: Health in America. Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • AMCULT 342 / HISTORY 368 / WOMENSTD 360: History of the Family in the U. S.
  • AMCULT 348 / HISTORY 346: History of American Radicalism
  • AMCULT 374 / HISTORY 374: The Politics and Culture of the “Sixties”
  • AMCULT 385 / HISTORY 335 / LATINOAM 385: Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
  • ASIAN 415 / HISTORY 415: Chinese Legal History. Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
  • ENVIRON 221 / HISTORY 237: Global Environmental History
  • ENVIRON 223 / HISTORY 223: Trashed! A History of Garbage in the Modern World
  • ENVIRON 224 / HISTORY 224 / PUBPOL 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation
  • GERMAN 322 / HISTORY 322: The Origins of Nazism
  • ISLAM 443 / NEAREAST 487 / HISTORY 443: Modern Middle East History
  • JUDAIC 257 / HISTORY 257: Ancient Law
  • JUDAIC 260 / HISTORY 269 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
  • JUDAIC 265 / HISTORY 256: Introduction to Jewish Law. Sources, Legal History and Legal Theory
  • LACS 349 / HISTORY 349: Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America
  • LATINOAM 385 / HISTORY 335 / AMCULT 385: Immigration Law. Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
  • NEAREAST 487 / ISLAM 443 / HISTORY 443: Modern Middle East History
  • POLSCI 319 / HISTORY 411: The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 
  • POLSCI 362 / HISTORY 312: History of European Integration
  • PUBPOL 224 / ENVIRON 224 / HISTORY 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation
  • RCSSCI 357 / HISTORY 345: History and Theory of Punishment
  • RELIGION 260 / HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis
  • WOMENSTD 356 / HISTORY 356 / AMCULT 331: Health in America. Patterns, Experiences, and Inequalities
  • WOMENSTD 360 / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342: History of the Family in the U. S.
  • WOMENSTD 375 / HISTORY 375: History of Witchcraft. The 1692 Salem Trials in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

Other Electives:

  • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar, section titled “Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law”

100-level Electives

A maximum of one 100-level course may be applied toward the requirements for the minor.

  • HISTORY 102: A History of the Present
  • HISTORY 103: Introduction to History in the Humanities (appropriate sections)
  • HISTORY 104: Introduction to History in the Social Sciences (appropriate sections)

Constraints

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

At least three of the five courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Residency

Four of the five courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).