Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy, Law and Justice Minor

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The Department of Philosophy offers a minor in philosophy with a law and justice concentration. The course of study is designed to provide students with a background in logic and argumentation, with a focus on the nature of legal reasoning, and a introduction to some of the most important philosophical themes and traditions from ancient to contemporary times.

Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Philosophy; Concentration in Law and Justice | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the philosophy minor (Law and Justice Concentration), students should meet the following overall program goals, as demonstrated by their abilities to meet these goals’ respective batteries of specific learning objectives:

  1. Exhibit facility in the theory and practice of argumentation, reasoning, and critical thinking.
  2. Identify, summarize, and compare and contrast several of the contemporary branches and traditional classics of Western philosophy from antiquity to the present.
  3. Identify, summarize, and compare and contrast central problems in the philosophy of law, ethics, and public policy.

More detailed specifications of these learning objectives are available upon request.

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