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Political & Legal Studies (Philosophy, Minor)

The political and legal studies minor is aimed at students interested in social and political philosophy, particularly those planning to attend law school.

Political & Legal Studies (Philosophy, Minor)


Description


What is Political & Legal Studies at ODU like?

The political and legal studies minor is aimed at students interested in social and political philosophy, particularly those planning to attend law school.

Program Highlights


What makes Political & Legal Studies at ODU unique?

  • Courses equip you with versatile and marketable skills, including critical thinking, excellent verbal and written communication, and problem-solving

  • Our program provides access to real-world experiences such as conferences, clubs, service learning, and summer programs to enhance your resume

  • Passionate faculty invest in the success of every student and seek to support a diverse, and inclusive community of philosophical thinkers

Courses


What are some courses offered in Political & Legal Studies at ODU?

PHIL 303E:
Business Ethics


A philosophical examination of ethical issues that arise in business and commerce. Topics discussed will vary by semester and instructor, but may include affirmative action, ethical versus unethical sales and marketing techniques, the obligations of business to society |if any), and the moral foundations of capitalism. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

PHIL 355E:
Cybersecurity Ethics


This course examines ethical issues relevant to computing and information technology, including: privacy; freedom of speech and content control on the Internet; individual and social responsibility; cybersecurity; cybercrimes; social impact of computers and other digital technologies; and ethical obligations of IT professionals. Students will gain a broad understanding of central issues in cyberethics and the ways that fundamental ethical theories relate to these core issues. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

PHIL 410:
Social and Political Philosophy


A philosophical analysis of the relation between man, society, and the state, studying about a dozen philosophers since Plato on such topics as justice, authority, law, freedom, and civil rights. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 211C, ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C, and junior standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Political & Legal Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Political & Legal Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all upper-level courses specified as a requirement for the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in the minor through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Name:

D. E. Wittkower


Location:

9016 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3864


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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