Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Transfer Program Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Semester 1

CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits—This course examines the day-to-day operation of criminal justice in our society. Emphasis is on the inter-relationships of the components of law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra -OR-

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus -OR-

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry -OR-

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics * -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

SOC205 Diversity in America

3 credits—Introduction to the sociological study of group relations in the United States. Basic concepts such as culture, groups, inequality, prejudice and discrimination will be explored. Focus will be on class, race, and gender, however other statuses (such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and abilities) will also be discussed. Students will gain a better understanding of the relationship between individuals and society, as well as the experiences of minority groups.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

CRJ120 Introduction to Corrections

3 credits—This course will provide an introductory examination of corrections in the United States. The central theme of the course will be to critically analyze corrections as an integral part of the overall criminal justice system in America.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ320 Criminal Justice Ethics

3 credits—An examination of ethical issues in the criminal justice system with an emphasis on reasoning and decision making for professional competence.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG106 Composition II

3 credits—Composition II aims to review and extend writing principles learned in Composition I to analytical, argumentative, and research-based writing. This course emphasizes critical reading, evaluation, and precise and responsible source citation.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG105.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

3 credits

Semester 3

CRJ200 Criminology

3 credits—This course explores theories of factors that influence criminal behavior, and analyzes criminal behavior in relationship to other social problems.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ233 Probation, Parole, Community-Based Corrections

3 credits—This course examines probation and parole practices related to community-based corrections programs throughout the United States. Emphasis is placed on community-based programs for offenders, administration and legal issues of the programs, trends in probation, parole and related community-based programs.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): CRJ100 and CRJ120

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval -OR-

3 credits—Western Civilization I traces the development of Western Civilization from prehistory to 1300 C.E., the end of the High Middle Ages. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course explores major political, social, economic, scientific, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing to Western societies. These include the significant events and contributions of early Middle Eastern civilizations, classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire, its successors, the rise of the Western Christian church, and Medieval Europe.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern -OR-

3 credits—Western Civilization II surveys the development of Western Civilization, covering the end of the High Middle Ages of Europe to the French Revolution. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course will examine the major political, social, economic, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing to the emergence of modern Western European Society. This includes the significant events and contributions of the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Columbian exchange, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period

3 credits—Western Civilization III will continue exploring the development of Western Civilization, covering the period from the French Revolution until the present. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course will examine the major political, social, economic, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing toward Western Society. Included are such major developments as the industrial revolution, the French revolution, Romanticism, European colonialism, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the new European order, and the world of the Twenty-first Century.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

CRJ201 Juvenile Delinquency

3 credits—This course is an investigation of the social and legal definitions of juvenile delinquency and its causes. It also focuses on the administration of juvenile court, probation and parole, and assessment of present and potential prevention programs.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice -OR-

3 credits—This course examines the juvenile justice system from a practitioner perspective. It provides operational knowledge of how law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities navigate the juvenile offender.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ317 White Collar Crime -OR-

3 credits—This course examines white collar crime as a social and criminal justice problem, the costs to society, explanations for behavior, and investigative techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 and CRJ237.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ318 Crime Analysis

3 credits—This course enables the student to use intelligence and analytic data to identify and inform tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis functions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice -OR-

3 credits—This course examines the juvenile justice system from a practitioner perspective. It provides operational knowledge of how law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities navigate the juvenile offender.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ317 White Collar Crime -OR-

3 credits—This course examines white collar crime as a social and criminal justice problem, the costs to society, explanations for behavior, and investigative techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 and CRJ237.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ318 Crime Analysis

3 credits—This course enables the student to use intelligence and analytic data to identify and inform tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis functions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Physical Science Course 3 credits

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