MC

Mississippi College

Curriculum

Comprehensive Major in History with Pre-Legal Emphasis

B.S. Degree

Note: A minor is not required since this major is interdisciplinary. Prerequisites are shown parenthetically

Core Curriculum for B.S. Degree (49 hours)

The Following Courses in History (33 hours)

  1. History 101-102 or History 211-212 (select survey not used for core)
  2. History 407-408 American Constitutional Development (HIS 211-212)
  3. Fifteen additional hours in upper level PLS courses. Note: PLS 325 may not be selected (same as AJU 325 below). Students are encouraged to take at least one class that includes a non-Western component, such as PLS 320, PLS 419 or an appropriate selected topics course that may be offered periodically.

The Following Four Courses (12 hours)

  1. PLE 201 Introduction to Law
  2. PLE 335 Legal Writing
  3. PLE 325 Legal Research and Bibliography (Cross-listed as AJU 325)
  4. PLE 350 Critical Thinking and The Law (Cross-listed as AJU 350)

Choose Three Courses from the Following (9 hours)

  1. PLS 201 American National Government (if not selected for core)
  2. PLS 303 Mississippi Government and Politics (PLS 201-202)
  3. PLE 400 Law Office Management
  4. PLE 300 Civil Litigation
  5. IPLE 301 Civil LItigaion
  6. IIPLS 201 American National Government (if not selected for university core)
  7. PLS 450 History of Political Theory (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern)

General Electives (27 hours) Recommended courses include:

  1. AJU 401 Police Rights and Responsibilities (Junior Standing)
  2. PHI 211 Introduction to Logic (Junior Standing)
  3. PHI 309 Christian Ethics (Sophomore Standing or Above)
  4. COM 304 Public Speaking (Sophomore or Junior Standing)
  5. COM 305 Argumentation
  6. ENG 399 Advanced Composition Skills (Completion of English Core Requirement)
  7. SOC 209 Contemporary Social Problems
  8. SOC 332 Law, Crime and Social Control
  9. MIS 326 Business Software Applications (recommended for those who are proficient in word processing) (CSC 114, ACC 201)

 

Comprehensive Major in Political Science with Pre-Legal Emphasis

B.S. Degree

Note: A minor is not required since this major is interdisciplinary. Prerequisites are shown parenthetically

Core Curriculum for B.S. Degree (49 hours)
Note: When selecting courses within the social sciences component, students must select PHI 211, and may not select PLS 201 (see below).

The Following Courses in Political Science (33 hours)

  1. PLS 101 Introduction to Political Science
  2. PLS 201-202
  3. PLS 407-408 (HIS/PLS 407-408)
  4. PLS 499 Capstone in Political Science
  5. Twenty-one additional hours in upper level PLS courses. Note: PLS 325 may not be selected (same as AJU 325 below). Students are encouraged to take at least one class that includes a non-Western component, such as PLS 322 (PLS 201 or HIS 101-102), PLS 420 (PLS 201-202 or HIS 101-102) or an appropriate selected topics course that may be offered periodically.

The Following Four Courses (12 hours)

  1. PLE 201 Introduction to Law
  2. PLE 335 Legal Writing
  3. PLE 325 Legal Research and Bibliography (Cross-listed as AJU 325)
  4. PLE 350 Critical Thinking and The Law (Cross-listed as AJU 350)


Three of the Following Courses (9 hours)

  1. AJU 310 Judicial Process (Cross-listed as PLE 202)
  2. AJU 311 Arrest, Search, and Seizure
  3. AJU 403 Criminal Law (Junior Standing)
  4. PLE 300 Civil Litigation
  5. IPLE 301 Civil Litigation
  6. IIPLE 400 Law Office Management


General Electives (30 hours) Recommended courses include:

  1. AJU 401 Police Rights and Responsibilities (Junior Standing)
  2. AJU 420 Legal Rights of the Convicted and Victims
  3. PHI 211 Introduction to Logic (Junior Standing)
  4. PHI 309 Christian Ethics (Sophomore Standing or Higher)
  5. COM 304 Public Speaking (Sophomore Standing or Higher)
  6. COM 305 Argumentation
  7. ENG 399 Advanced Composition Skills (completion of all ENG Core Requirements)
  8. SOC 209 Contemporary Social Problems
  9. SOC 332 Criminology and Delinquency (Cross-listed as AJU 332)
  10. MIS 225 Information-Word Processing (MIS 121 or Basic Keyboarding Skills)
  11. MIS 326 Business Software Applications (Recommended for those who are proficient in word processing) (CSC 114, ACC 201)
  12. ECO 131 or 231 Economics (If student has not taken economics as part of their social science core component.)