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
CC301 - Crime, Sentencing and Punishment in Canada
CC309/ID309/LY309 - Indigenous Forms of Justice
CC313/HR313 - Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics & Rights
CC325/HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
CC326/HR326 - Transitional Justice
DMJN204 - Media, Law and Ethics
DMJN214 - Politics, Advocacy and Journalism
DMJN223/HR223 - Understanding Public Policy for Issue Advocacy
EN241 - Advanced Academic Writing
EN304 - Technical Writing
HI121 - Ancient History in a Global Context
HI256 - Human Rights in World History
HI258 - Indigenous Peoples and Empires
HI292 - History of Canada to Confederation
HI293 - History of Canada since Confederation
HI320 - Canada since 1945
HI337 - Canadian Business History
HI344 - Indigenous Eastern Canada: Peoples and Societies Under Colonialism
HI345 - Indigenous Western Canada: Peoples & Societies under Colonialism
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
HI397 - Canadian Women’s and Gender History
HR320/YC320 - Children's Rights
HR260/SOJE260 - Introduction to Human Rights
HR328 - The United Nations in the International Community
HR401 - Philosophy of Human Rights
HS/HR219 - Critical Disabilities Studies
PP201 - Reasoning and Argumentation
PP213 - Legal Philosophy
SOJE202 - Does Truth Matter? Science in the Age of Post-Truth
SOJE253 - Ancient and Modern Thought
SOJE255 - The Democratic Imagination
SOJE355 - Advancing Racial and Ethnic Equality
SOJE419 - Environmental Justice
UX307 - Designing for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
WORK210 - Workers, Unions and Social Justice
WORK240 - Migrant Labour, Global and Local
WORK310 - Class and Work: Legal and Economic Perspectives_WORK320_
YC310 - Adoption: Past and Present
YC319 - Children/Youth and Disabilities: Inclusion and Human Rights
YC320 - Children's Rights

[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.

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. Students are encouraged to enroll in BF190, BF199, BF290 and/or BF299. Consult Academic Advising for further information and/or other suggested electives.
  3. Refer to the University Undergraduate Regulations for progression and course regulations and the section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  4. Students completing the honours Law and Society program are excluded from completing the Honours BA Criminology program. Students may hold a minor in Criminology.