As a sophomore, you will take your first substantive law courses in which you will study "black letter law." In The Legal Environment of Business I and II, you will begin to learn rudiments of law from the topics of jurisdiction, to civil rights, to formation of corporations. This year long course is an important basis for law rudiments that you will study later on. Also required this year are two important Philosophy courses: "Introduction to Ethics" and "Philosophical Problems in the Law." These courses will add a dimension to your study of law and legal issues, which, when combined with political and communications issues, will start to form a basis for how you view concepts of justice and fairness.
During your sophomore year, you will also continue to hone your speaking skills in either "Argument and Debate" or "Persuasive Argument," as well as continue to fulfill your "Gen. Ed" requirements.
A summary of your sophomore year will look like this:
- Legal Environment of Business, I
- Introduction to Ethics
- L.A. Electives (any Liberal Arts course)
- Open Elective (any course)
- Gen. Ed. (1)
- Legal Environment of Business, II
- Philosophical Problems in Law
- Argument and Debate OR Persuasive Argument
- Gen. Ed. (2b) (Strongly suggest Introduction to Logic or Reasoning)
- Gen. Ed. (g)