Honours BA Law and Society

The Honours BA Law and 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 and Society (LY) program, including at least 9.0 senior credits.

Program Requirements (10.0 credits):

LY100 - Introduction to Law and 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
1.0 Additional 300 level LY credit
1.5 Additional 400 level LY credits
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 - Indigenous 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
DMJN204 - Media, Law and Ethics
EN303 - Advanced Academic Writing
HR320/YC320 - Children's Rights
HR260/SOJE260 - Introduction to Human Rights
HR328 - The United Nations in the 21st Century
OL225 - Political Leadership and Citizenship in Canada
PP213 - Legal Philosophy
WORK210 - Workers, Unions and Social Justice
WORK310 - Class and Work: Legal and Economic Perspectives

[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].

Degree Program Electives: An additional 10.0 credits toward the degree total of 20.0 credits. All students in the program must complete the Foundations curriculum (2.0 credits): BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.

Additional Information
Program Notes

  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 and Society program are excluded from completing the Honours BA Criminology program. Students may hold a minor in Criminology.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Committee Revisions April 15, 2019: 400 level requirement revised; OL225 added to elective list; effective September 1, 2019.