Lower Division Courses

Required (3 credits) LASO 204 (3) Law and Society PLUS a minimum of 9 additional credits as listed below. Syllabus from 2016W.
PLUS at least 9 credits from: Approved courses listed in the Calendar
Specific lower-level courses that serve as prerequisites for 300- and 400-level Courses such as: (not a definitive list)

Check with the LASO
Advisor for counting:
  • The lower-level prerequisites for upper-level PSYC and ECON courses (See LASO Advisor to count these courses)
  • Topical courses approved by the Law and Society Advisor in particular terms prerequisites that are not specifically listed by their course code above.**

** Topical Courses that change year to year and may not always count toward the Minor.

  • No more than 12 credits in the same discipline.
  • You may double count only 6 credits with your major program


ANTH 329: Contemporary First Nation Issues

ANTH 401: First Peoples of North America

ANTH 471: Anthropology of Law

Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies

CLST 307: Greek Law

CLST 308: Roman Law

RELG 308: Midrash and the Rabbinic Imagination

RELG 313: Modern Jewish Ethics in Historical Perspective

RELG 335: Jewish Law

RELG 448: Seminar in the History of the religion of Islam: Islamic Law and Society


Econ 318: History and Philosophy of Economics from Aristotle to Adam Smith

Econ 319: History and Philosophy of Economics from Ricardo to Keynes

ECON 367: Economic Analysis of Law

Gender, Race, and Social Justice

GRSJ 301: The Roles of Aboriginal Women in Canada

GRSJ 303: Women, Law and Social Change

GRSJ 305: Issues in Community and International Organizing

GRSJ 306: Gender, Globalizations & International Politics

GRSJ 326: The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-making


HIST 329: Canadian Lives: A Social and Cultural History

HIST 331: History of the U.S.A., 1865-1900: Labour, Race, Gender, & Empire

HIST 358: State and Society in Twentieth-Century Cuba

HIST 391: Human Rights in World History

HIST 414: Constitutions in Canadian History: From Pre-contact to the Charter of Rights

HIST 419: Crime and Punishment in Canadian History

HIST 441: History of the Holocaust

HIST 444: Slave Societies in the Americas

HIST 456: Race in the Americas

HIST 476: Medieval Legal History

HIST 477: Constitutional History of Medieval Europe


PHIL 330A: Social & Political Philosophy

PHIL 331: Business and Professional Ethics

PHIL 333: Bio-Medieval Ethics

PHIL 334: Sex, Gender & Philosophy

PHIL 335: Power and Oppression

PHIL 338A: Philosophy of Law

PHIL 362: History and Philosophy of Economics from Aristotle to Adam Smith

PHIL 363: History & Philosophy of Economics from Ricardo to Keynes

PHIL 431: Social & Political Philosophy

PHIL 432: Ethical Theory***

PHIL 452: Philosophy of Action

Political Science

POLI 303: Federalism in Canada

POLI 307: Quebec Government and Politics

POLI 309: Canadian Perspective on Human Rights***

POLI 316: Global Indigenous Politics

POLI 320: Government and Politics of the United States of America

POLI 329: Gender and Politics

POLI 347: Law & Political Theory

POLI 348: Political Theory & Public Policy

POLI 361: International Violence and Its Control

POLI 373: Ethics in World Politics

POLI 376: International Law

POLI 402: Law, Politics & the Constitution

POLI  406: Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Politics

POLI 466: Politics of International Law


PSYC 331: Forensic Psychology


SOCI 301: Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment

SOCI 310: Canadian Society

SOCI 368: Deviance & Social Control

SOCI 369: Sociology of Sexualities

SOCI 470: Crime & Justice


* 100 and 200 Level prerequisites may count toward the LASO Minor (9-12 credits)
** Topical Courses that change year to year and may not always count toward the Minor. Approval of the advisor required.