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Minor Requirements

A. Core course: LGLS 10a (Introduction to Law), preferably no later than the student's junior year.

B. Four additional LGLS courses, at least one of which must be LGLS 100 or higher, or AMST 60a, AMST 188b, AMST 189a, PHIL 13b, PHIL 74b, or an IGS/LGLS course. For this requirement, students may also take up to three LGLS electives from other departments or programs (see list below), but not more than two from the same department or program.

C. An internship (LGLS 89a) arranged through the LGLS office. For this requirement, students may substitute one of the following:

  1. A senior thesis in the student's major, supervised by the major department, which includes some aspect of law (requires prior approval of LGLS Program Director).
  2. Either LGLS 161b or IGS/LGLS 185b. If used as a substitute for the internship, the course may not also be counted toward B. above. LGLS 161b may not be substituted for the LGLS internship if it is counted as an internship for another department or program.
  3. An assigned internship in The Hague Semester Program (IGS/LGLS 92b or approved substitute).

D. No course for which a student receives a grade below a C-, nor any course taken pass/fail, may be counted toward the minor.