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Block Transfer Agreement: College Diplomas

Students enrolling in Laurier’s Law and Society program on the Brantford campus after completing a two- or three-year diploma program may earn up to 6.0 or 7.5 transfer credits (respectively). The specific transfer credits granted will be determined based on your unique academic journey and will be outlined in a transfer credit assessment that you will receive along with your offer letter.

To graduate with your Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

Brantford Foundations

  • BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • BF199: Academic Literacy: Humanities
  • BF290: Modernity: Critique and Resistance
  • BF299: Academic Literacy: Social Sciences

Law and Society Required Courses

  • LY100: Introduction to Law and Society I
  • LY101: Introduction to Law and Society II or LY200
  • LY201: The Canadian Legal System I
  • LY202: The Canadian Legal System II
  • HS233/OL233/CC233: Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
  • LY300: Perspectives on Justice
  • LY307: Ethics and Professionalization
  • LY410: Advanced Socio-Legal Theory
  • 1.0 additional LY credit (300-level)
  • 1.0 additional LY credit (400-level)
  • 2.5 additional LY credits (200-400-level)

Related Discipline Required Courses

1.5 credits from the following related discipline courses:

  • CC203: Women, Law and Crime
  • CC204: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
  • CC301: Crime, Sentencing and Punishment in Canada
  • CC313/HR313: Mean Justice: Criminal Injustice, Ethics and Rights
  • CC325/HR325: Crimes Against Humanity
  • CC326/HR326: Transitional Justice
  • HR328: The United Nations in the 21st Century
  • JN204: Media, Law and Ethics
  • JN334: Public Opinion Research: Surveys, Focus Groups and Basic Statistics
  • PO263: Politics and Government in Canada
  • PP213: Legal Philosophy

Electives

  • 0.5 – 2.0 elective credits in any discipline (maximum 1.5 from Law and Society (LY) offering) at any level*
*Note: A maximum of 7.0 100-level courses allowed in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits.

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.

Contact Us:

Alicia Schiassi, Academic Program Assistant

E: aschiassi@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5517

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