Diploma in Legal Studies

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  • Objectives
    The program covers a wide range of law and legal system courses including the administration of justice, business law, criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, public law (including immigration and human rights law), constitutional law, and private law (torts, contracts and property). The program also offers an exposure to legal research skills, legal remedies and the basic principles of legal reasoning.
  • Entry requirements
    This program is ideal for students who have a general interest in the law as an area of study in the liberal arts.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Legal Studies
  • Course description
    1. Mandatory Courses (36 Credits)

        * BUSN 1320 (Business Law I)
        * CRIM 1100 (The Criminal Justice System)
        * CRIM 1160 (Introduction to the Canadian Legal System)
        * CRIM 2260 (Criminal Law)
        * CRIM 2261 (The Administration of Justice)
        * CRIM 2262 (Criminal Procedure and Evidence)
        * LGST 1110 (Legal Research and Reasoning)
        * LGST 1120 (Legal Processes and Remedies)
        * LGST 2210 (Private Law Relationships)
        * LGST 2220 (Public Law)
        * POLI 1102 (Introduction to Canadian Government)
        * PSYC 1100 (Introduction to Psychology)

    2. Elective Courses (24 Credits)


    Choose one of:

        * PHIL 1101 (Critical Thinking)
        * PHIL 1102 (Values and Contemporary Issues)
        * PHIL 1103 (Knowledge, Reason and Experience)
        * PHIL 1152 (Reality and Existence)
        * PHIL 1201 (Logical Reasoning)

    Any University Transfer Courses (Choose 7):

    Highly recommended courses:


        * ENGL 1130 (Academic Writing)
        * Any other English

    Recommended courses:

        * ANTH 1120 (Native Cultures of BC)
        * ANTH 1160 (Canadian Native Cultures)
        * BUSN 2403 (Legal Aspects in a Global Economy)
        * BUSN 2420 (Business Law II)
        * CRIM (Any)
        * ECON 1101 (The Canadian Economy)
        * GEOG 1100 (Introduction to Human Geography)
        * GEOG 1160 (The Geography of British Columbia)
        * GEOG 1180 (The Geography of Canada)
        * HIST 1113 (Canada Before Confederation)
        * HIST 1114 (Canada After Confederation)
        * IDST 1100 (Human Rights and Canadian Society)
        * IDST 1110 (Introduction to Native Studies)
        * POLI 1100 (Politics and Ethics)
        * POLI 2202 (Introduction to Canadian Politics)
        * PSYC 1110 (Social Issues: Psychology of Women)
        * PSYC 1120 (Special Topic: Gender Relations)
        * PSYC 1200 (An Introduction to Psychology II)
        * SOCI 1125 (Social Processes)
        * SOCI 2250 (The Role of Family in Society)
        * WSGR 1101 (Women and Feminism: Contemporary Issues)

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