This Law, History, and Culture major offered at University of Southern California is designed for students drawn to interdisciplinary study of legal and cultural issues, as well as those who intend to pursue a law degree. It offers students an interdisciplinary education in legal institutions, languages and processes that are central to social, cultural and political developments in the past and present, and play a critical role in shaping our most basic concepts and categories of thought and identity.
It combines approaches from history, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion and classical studies to explore the law’s position at the nexus of society. The major will help students develop the critical skills of reading, writing and analysis crucial to both a liberal education and the study of law. Students will gain theoretical and analytical perspectives on ethical, political and social issues relevant to law as they explore specific legal issues from a humanistic perspective.
Students in all History Department majors will demonstrate:
- Skill in evaluating individuals, societies, organizations, cultures, and cultural expressions on their own terms across time and space.
- Skill in reading texts, images, and artifacts.
- Ability to research and to evaluate evidence in historical context.
- Skill in critical thinking and expository writing based on logic and evidence.
- An understanding of how the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired from historical studies make it possible to negotiate the contemporary world.
- Preparation for a wide variety of professions and post-graduate programs and professional schools.
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- Concepts in American Law
- The Constitution in Transitional Perspective
- Politics, Social Organization, and Law
- Roman Law
- Athenian Law and Society
- Law, Politics, and Public Policy
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Public Law View 1585 other Masters in History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Official Test Scores
- Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation: One letter is required from either your school counselor or a teacher from your school. Applicants to the School of Cinematic Arts must submit three letters of recommendation.
- Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Application Requirements section, below, for more information.
- Submit your fall grades (when available)
International57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National57256 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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