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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: The Constitution and American Law

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA required to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C

Residency Requirement:  A minimum of 9 Credit Hours must be completed at the University of Maine

Contact Information: Amy Fried, Professor and Chair, 115 North Stevens Hall, (207) 581-1797, amy.fried@maine.edu

Students who are majoring in Political Science cannot declare “The Constitution and American Law” as their minor.

This Minor will enable students to focus on the American Constitution and its implications, providing them with a systematic way to structure their studies of this critical aspect of American political life. With so much ill-informed discussion on the content and meaning of the Constitution among the larger public in contemporary public discourse, this Minor contributes to the larger public good as well as providing a sound academic foundation for the individual student. By deeply understanding our own Constitution and American law, students are much better positioned to understand not only the American political system, but those of other countries as well. 

Elective Options

Choose at least five courses from the following list:

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