History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
The Pre-Law Program at Adams State University is not a major, but a series of liberal arts courses recommended by the pre-law advisor based upon the individual needs of the students and the challenging requirements for gaining admission into law school. Students major in a variety of disciplines. Irrespective of discipline, students should possess certain core competencies. The 48-hour program below is the designed to assist students in demonstrating these competencies. For more information about this program, including its track record of placing students in law schools across the country, contact the Department Chair.
This program produces graduates with a competent understanding of the socio-cultural forces, theoretical perspectives, and research methods that comprise a sociological perspective on society and social life.
Political Science Honor Society, Social Science Honor Society
Participants develop confidence and leadership skills through experience.
Develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.
HIST 314: Colonial America (3 hours)
An examination of the development of Europe’s North American colonies from their planting to the eve of the American Revolution.
HIST 328: Chicano History (3 hours)
A survey of the historical development of the character, economy, social structure, politics, culture, and ideas of the Spanish-speaking people of Mexican descent in the U.S. from settlement until present, with particular attention given to the San Luis Valley.
HIST 427: US History Since 1950 (3 hours)
A study of recent U.S. history, with emphasis on postwar social and political developments, as well as the impact of America’s role in world affairs, and with particular attention to great power rivalries, the Cold War, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam.