The Pre-Law Concentration in English provides a foundation for understanding basic needs and problems common to all mankind deemed vital to the student of law. The study of history and psychology provides a look at past attempts to deal with complicated human activities, as well as insights into human cultures and worldviews. An understanding of foundational business concepts will bring understanding of human beings as they seek to survive economically. A focus in English and communication will provide the student with the skills needed to convey his/her thoughts to others efficiently and effectively. All these disciplines train students to effectively conduct critical analysis of rhetoric and argument. Our program encourages enrollment in a number of challenging courses offered in order to provide solid preparation for various careers. Students who move on to law school will build upon and further refine the knowledges, abilities, and competencies learned in these programs.


The Emmanuel English pre-law concentration provides students with valuable, marketable skills such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Written and oral communication
  • Grammar and mechanics

These skills will prepare you to enter fields such as:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Other humanities fields 



Technical Writing focuses on the processes of developing field-specific technical information related to the student’s major and includes instruction in researching, drafting, editing, revising, and designing professional documents such as technical reports, proposals, manuals, brochures, resumes, and professional correspondence for specific audiences.  Prerequisite:  A grade of “C” or better in EN 102.

A survey of the fiction, drama, poetry, comics, and prose of multicultural American authors across a range of historical and cultural conditions, situating canonical and contemporary African American, American Indian, Chicano/a/x, Asian American, Jewish American, and Arab American authors in context. While students will attend to the complex interrelation between multicultural American literature and its social, cultural, and historical contexts, the course will place particular emphasis upon skills of close textual analysis and effective critical writing.  Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in at least one 200-level English course.


A study of traditional and structural English grammar and standard usage as it continues to evolve.  Prerequisite:  Grade of “C” or better in EN 102.

This course is a writer’s workshop emphasizing style, techniques, and form in expository writing.  Prerequisite:  Grade of “C” or better in at least one 200-level English course.

This course is designed to provide the student an overview of the United States legal system along with the principles and processes related to business law including, but not limited to the following topics: federal and state court systems, administrative agencies, torts, crimes, and contracts. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MA 130 or a higher math.


Introduction to the essentials of criminal law and the most significant legal issues confronting today’s criminal justice professionals. Examines the constitutional policy making of the United States Supreme Court pertaining to criminal law as well as other salient issues in contemporary criminal justice and legal discourse. Elements of murder, violent crime, property crime, computer crimes, offenses against the government, and morality offenses will be studied. In addition, inchoate offenses will be examined and defenses to crimes will be considered including justifications and excuses.

The objective of this course is to examine the relationship between mass communication and the law within the United States. It serves as a kind of “survival kit” for communications students while, at the same time, providing a liberal arts perspective on communication as it pertains to the law.

A survey course in history which covers the major developments of the western world from the Reformation until present.

This course combines a study of the methodologies of historical research together with an introduction to the various philosophies and theories of historical writing. Focus is placed on reinforcing essential critical thinking skills, as well as identification and application of the importance of reading and writing in the ‘doing’ of history.

This is a continuation of Political Science 101, including a survey of the constitutional status of the various states, their internal structure, and process of operation. The functions of the county and municipality are examined in the light of present trends toward decentralization.

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