The Certificate in the Study of Law and Public Policy at King’s University College will permit students to engage with the study of law and policy development with a focus on the application of core legal concepts such as the rule of law, civil liberties and rights as they are practiced in Canada and internationally, as well as the application of legal principles to the study of public policy. The program gives students a critical foundation in the institutional and social development of the law in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary manner by addressing the various political, economic, historical and cultural perspectives that have produced contemporary legal and policy outcomes. In selecting the Certificate, students will be exposed to the institutional and societal foundations of law, both in Canada and internationally. All degree courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general admission requirements.
Completion of first year requirements with a minimum cumulative average of 65%.
To qualify for the Certificate in the Study of Law and Public Policy, students must achieve an overall average of 65% in the following 4.0 courses:
- 0.5 course: Political Science 2101A/B
- 1.0 courses selected from List A
- 2.5 courses selected from List A or B, if not already taken as part of the 1.0 course requirement from List A
List A: Childhood and Social Institutions 2212F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 2231A/B, Disability Studies 3326F/G, Economics 2138F/G, Economics 2155A/B, Economics 3319F/G, History 1814F/G, History 3809F/G, Human Rights Studies 2900F/G, Management and Organizational Studies 2275A/B, Philosophy 2080, Political Science 2218F/G, Political Science 3302F/G, Political Science 3303F/G, Political Science 3305F/G, Political Science 3307F/G, Political Science 3345E, Political Science 3369F/G, Religious Studies 2134A/B, Religious Studies 2163A/B, Psychology 2031A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3365F/G, Sociology 2260A/B, Writing 3700F/G
List B: Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 2221A/B, Childhood and Social Institutions 2251F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3320F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3335F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3340F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3346F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3351F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3352F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3353F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3364F/G, Childhood and Social Institutions 3365F/G, Disability Studies 3311F/G, Disability Studies 3320F/G, Economics 2124A/B, Economics 2125A/B, Economics 2156A/B, Economics 2161F/G, Economics 2221A/B, Economics 2261A/B, Economics 3328A/B, Economics 3329A/B, Economics 3344A/B, Economics 3345A/B, Economics 3371A/B, English 2100F/G, English 2262F/G, English 3340F/G, History 1404E, History 2187, History 2190A/B, History 2195A/B, History 3285E, History 3851F/G, History 4204F/G, History 4220E, Human Rights Studies 2800E, Management and Organizational Studies 3362A/B, Philosophy 1120 F/G, Philosophy 2268F/G, Philosophy 2242F/G, Philosophy 2270, Philosophy 3560F/G, Philosophy 3561F/G, Philosophy 3562F/G, Political Science 2211E, Political Science 2230E, Political Science 2276F/G, Political Science 3319F/G, Political Science 3387F/G, Political Science 4418F/G, Political Science 4421F/G, Political Science 4435F/G, Psychology 3313A/B, Psychology 3330F/G, Religious Studies 2241F/G, Religious Studies 3451F/G, Sociology 2222A/B, Sociology 2223A/B, Sociology 2256A/B , Sociology 2267A/B, Sociology 4438F/G, Thanatology 4331F/G
Students must complete a minimum of three subject areas within the Certificate.
Political Science 2101A/B– Introduction to Law and Public Policy
Short Title: Intro to Law and Public Policy
This course is designed to address a series of overarching questions about law, governance and public policy. Students will learn a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to study law and public policy, with a focus on the application of these debates to contemporary social and political issues.
Extra Information: 3 hours.
Course Weight: 0.50
This program is designed for students currently enrolled at the University. The Certificate in Critical Security Studies is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools to analyze social issues associated with mass development of new security projects, including those related to immigration and borders, digital privacy, surveillance, risk, health and population security, terrorism, the environment, nationalism, the economy, and others. All degree courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general admission requirements.
Enrollment in second or third year of an Honours Program, or a minimum modular average of 70% in a Major module. Enrolment in fourth year by departmental permission. This is a limited enrollment program and possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
To qualify for either the Certificate in Critical Security Studies, students must achieve an overall average of 65% in the following 5.0 courses:
Certificate Module: (5.0 courses)
2.0 courses from the following:
- Sociology or Political Science 3342F/G Power and Resistance: Disrupting Research
- Sociology or Political Science 3387F/G Surveillance, Security and Society
- Sociology or Political Science 4480E Critical Security Studies
1.0 courses from:
- Disability Studies 2214A/B Institutionalization Over Time
- Disability Studies or Philosophy 2272F/G Bioethics and Disability
- English 2071F/G Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction
- English 2073F/G Speculative Fiction: Utopias and Dystopias
- History 2133 Cults, Terror and Extremism in 20th Century America
- Philosophy 2268F/G Cyberethics in Cyberspace
- Psychology 2031A/B Psychology and Law
- Social Justice and Peace Studies 2302A/B Building Peace in a World of Conflict
- Social Justice and Peace Studies 3360F/G or Religious Studies 3360F/G Islam, Justice and Peace
- Social Justice and Peace Studies 3361F/G Ethics of War and Peace
- Social Justice and Peace Studies 3367F/G Exile and Forced Migration
2.0 courses from the following:
- Sociology 2108F/G Decolonizing Social Science
- Sociology 2200E Sociology of ‘Race’ and Racism
- Sociology 2239 Social Inequality
- Sociology 3318F/G Global Injustice, Borders and Mobilities
- Sociology 3337F/G Technology and Social Change
- Sociology 3349F/G Hate Crimes
- Sociology 3354F/G Migration, Strangers & Borders
- Sociology 3355F/G Sociology of Catastrophe
- Sociology 3363F/G Sociology of Terrorism
- Sociology 3371F/G Global Health and Human Rights
- Sociology 3378F/G Global Divide
- Sociology 3382F/G Neoliberalism and our Society
- Sociology 3390F/G Decolonization I
- Sociology 3391F/G Decolonization II
- Political Science 3301F/G (In)Equality and Violence
- Political Science 3361F/G or Sociology 3351F/G American Borders and Borderlands
- Political Science 4407F/G Body Politics
- Political Science 4432F/G Culture, Technology, Politics