Honours BA Law & Society

The Honours BA Law & Society program consists of 20.0 credits, including no more than 7.0 at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 10.0 and a maximum of 11.5 credits within the Law & Society (LY) program, including at least 9.0 senior credits.
All students in the program must complete successfully the Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.

Program Requirements (10.0 credits):
LY100 - Introduction to Law & Society I
LY101 - Introduction to Law and Society II OR LY200
LY201 - The Canadian Legal System I
LY202 - The Canadian Legal System II
HS233/OL233/CC233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
LY300 - Perspectives on Justice
LY307 - Ethics and Professionalization
LY410 - Advanced Topics in Legal Theory
1.0 Additional 300 level LY credit
1.0 Additional 400 level LY credit
2.5 Additional senior LY credits

1.5 Additional senior credits either in LY-designated courses or selected from the following:
CC203 - Women, Law and Crime
CC204 - Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
CC301 - Crime, Sentencing and Punishment in Canada
CC313/HR313 - Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights
CC325/HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
CC326/HR326 - Transitional Justice
HR328 - The United Nations in the 21st Century
JN204 - Media, Law and Ethics
PO263 - Politics and Government in Canada
PP213 - Legal Philosophy
[Students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program or department administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.]

Additional Information

  1. In addition to the program requirements, students are encouraged to complete a selection of: GS101, PO101 and PO102 in Year 1.
  2. Refer to the University Undergraduate Regulations for progression and course regulations and the section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  3. Students completing the honours Law & Society program are excluded from completing the Honours BA Criminology program. Students may hold a minor in Criminology.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision February 4, 2015: Program requirements revised; effective September 1, 2015.