Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law - Bachelor of Arts
The aim of a Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law (JPPL) arts major is to cultivate a reasoned understanding of law and legal institutions, as well as the moral theories that support the value and justice of these institutions. JPPL offers a sequence of courses totaling 36 credit hours in critical thinking, law, policy, global justice, ethical theory, political philosophy, moral theory, feminist philosophy, and human rights. The interdisciplinary component of the major ensures that students have a well-rounded understanding of issues of justice and law. JPPL students will be well-prepared for further studies or careers in law, philosophy, politics, public service, education, human rights, or public policy.
Admission to JPPL is open to any student in good standing in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
|Area I: Communications||10|
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
|Area II: Mathematics 1, 2||3-4|
|Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 1||10-11|
Area III: Laboratory Sciences course (4 credits)
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits)
Either an Area III: Laboratory Science course (4 credits) or an Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences course (3 credits)
|Area V: Humanities||3|
|Philosophy, Law and Ethics (Introductory Course -Departmental/College Requirement also) 3||3|
|Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 1||3|
|General Education Elective 1||3|
|Ethics (Introductory Course- Departmental/College Requirement also) 3||3|
|Viewing a Wider World 4||6|
|PHIL 211G||Informal Logic 3||3|
|or PHIL 312||Formal Logic|
|Law, Politics, and Ethics|
|PHIL 320||Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 373||Ethical Theory||3|
|PHIL 376||Philosophy of Law||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Human Rights and Global Justice|
|PHIL 322||Environmental Ethics||3|
|PHIL 332||Ethics and Global Poverty||3|
|PHIL 448||Writing Philosophy||3|
|Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)|
|Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law, Politics, and Justice (at least 3 credits must be taken outside of the Philosophy Department)|
|Select two from the following:||6|
|Crime, Justice and Society||3|
|Criminal Procedural Law||3|
|Law of Evidence||3|
|The Juvenile Justice System||3|
|New Mexico Law||3|
|Issues in Ethics, Law, and Criminal Justice||3|
|Mexican-American and Issues of Social Justice||3|
|Immigration & Justice||3|
|The U.S. Supreme Court and the Criminal Justice System||3|
|Border Violence and Justice||3|
|Women and Justice||3|
|Engineering Ethics 5||3|
|Psychology and the Law||3|
|Crime and Society||3|
|Second Language Requirement: (not required)|
|Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 6||52-50|
Select sufficient electives to bring total to 120, including 48 upper-division.
See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses
A Mathematics course is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course first.
See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses
PHIL 323V Engineering Ethics will not count towards the Viewing A Wider World requirement, students will need to select two other courses for that requirement
Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.
Second Language Requirement
For the Bachelor of Arts in Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law there is no second language requirement.