The Law and Governance Minor is an interdisciplinary program that draws primarily from the fields of criminal justice and political science to examine the regulatory environments in which our knowledge economy and our communities thrive. Students will critically explore political and legal institutions, at multiple levels, in order to understand and analyze them, work within them, and improve them. This minor will include a total of 8 courses, no more than 4 of them at the 1000 level, with at least one course at the 3000 level or higher.
The Law and Governance Minor is structured to be as accessible to students as possible, with many pathways available to completion. Foundational courses in both government and politics and the Canadian State as well as introductory courses in criminology and criminal justice are required, and from there, students can tailor their remaining courses toward their specific interests. Because we have selected courses with few or no prerequisites, in most cases these foundational courses serve as the gateway to the remaining courses available in the minor.