Criminal Justice (BAS) - Fall 2018 Cohort

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Fall 2018
CRIM
2152
Crime and Community
Exploration of the connection between community characteristics and crime. Students are presented with theories that address why some neighborhoods have concentrated crime and learn about what scholars, organizers, police, and politicians can do to reduce crime.
3 unit(s)
SOC
1000
Introduction to Sociology
Scientific approach to analysis and understanding of culture, human groups and institutions, personality, self, and social control.
3 unit(s)

With program coordinator approval, course may be substituted with another elective or Liberal Arts Core course not satisfied in AAS degree.

Spring 2019
ANTH
1001
Human Origins
Introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology with emphases on evolutionary theory, variation and adaptation, primatology, paleoanthropology, animal and plant domestication, and the rise to early civilization.
3 unit(s)
CRIM
2021
Applied Methods and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
This is an introductory research methods and statistical analysis course. Its purpose is to familiarize students with the study design, data collection, operationalization, and statistical analysis of research specific to the criminal justice sciences. Students will engage in elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, bivariate analysis, and some multivariate analysis techniques. They will acquire skills in creating research-based criminal justice projects, perform computer-analysis of data, and prepare a presentation of their findings. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): SOC 1000 (980:001); CRIM 2022 (982:022); CRIM 2025 (982:025).
3 unit(s)
Summer 2019
HUM
3123
Latin America
Historical, political, social, and cultural elements that form the civilization of Latin America. No credit if student has credit in SPAN 3020.
3 unit(s)
THEATRE
1002
The Theatrical Arts and Society
Audience-oriented introduction to the dramatic arts, including the live theatre, film, and television, and their interrelationships with society. Special focus sections offered on a rotating basis.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2019
COMM
3155
Business and Professional Oral Communication
Exploration of theories and experiences in business and professional dyadic, small group, and public communication situations, with emphasis on developing individual communication skills and professionalism. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120 or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010).
3 unit(s)
CRIM
3151
Crime and Social Inequality
Introduction and review of major issues in the study of race, class, and crime. Examination of recent empirical research on social inequality, crime and the criminal justice system, as well as discussion of the relationship between inequality and criminal justice policy. Prerequisite(s): SOC 1000 (980:001); CRIM 2022 (982:022); junior standing.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2020
COMM
3000
Selected Topics in Communication: Crisis Communication
Intensive work in specialized communication concepts, processes and approaches. No single emphasis may be repeated although the course may be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

With program coordinator approval, course may be substituted with another elective or Liberal Arts Core course not satisfied in AAS degree.

CRIM
4371
Topics in Criminal Justice
Topics courses in criminal justice focus on wide variety of issues related to police, courts, and corrections. Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): SOC 1000 (980:001); CRIM 2022 (982:022); Junior Standing.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2020
FAM SERV
1010
Human Identity and Relationships
Use of social science theory and research to understand psycho-socio-cultural influences in the development of identity and interpersonal relationships. Emphasizes application of current research and theory to facilitate positive individual growth and committed intimate relationships.
3 unit(s)
PH
3160
Community and Public Health
Examination of the major public health issues facing the U.S. and world population. Investigation of major public health initiatives, public policy, and ethical issues related to public health. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

With program coordinator approval, course may be substituted with another elective or Liberal Arts Core course not satisfied in AAS degree.

Fall 2020
CRIM
3319
Victimology
Sociological investigation of institutional, economic, family, and personal victimization in American society with special attention to causes and processes of exploitation. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
ENGLISH
3770
Technical Writing in Applied Sciences
Focus on document composition and design to make technical information useful and to aid collaborative, technical decision-making. Includes topics such as rhetorical analysis, user-centered design, usability studies, technical documentation ethics, and/or technology-aided delivery for instruction and presentation. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 1005 (620:005); junior standing.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2021
CRIM
2220
Communication Ethics for Criminal Justice Professionals
This course provides an overview of the purpose, process, policies and procedures in place for both written and verbal communication by the criminal justice professional. Emphasis is placed on the importance of ethical communications in the profession. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
3 unit(s)
PSYCH
3403
Abnormal Psychology
Definition, classification, and characteristics of abnormal behaviors and major mental disorders. Review of the causes and treatment of major mental disorders. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing.
3 unit(s)

With program coordinator approval, course may be substituted with another elective or Liberal Arts Core course not satisfied in AAS degree.

Summer 2021
CAP
3131
Analysis of Social Issues
Critical thinking skills applied to rhetoric about issues confronting society. How to use philosophy, logic, social science and natural science to critique arguments and engage in meaningful discourse. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
FAM SERV
3145
Violence in Intimate Relationships
Exploration of theoretical models of violence in intimate and family relationships and examination of the impact of violence on secondary victims. Empirical and programmatic implications for prevention and intervention models are reviewed. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

With program coordinator approval, course may be substituted with another elective or Liberal Arts Core course not satisfied in AAS degree.

Fall 2021
CRIM
4575
Senior Seminar
Designed for students nearing graduation. Offers an integration of the major concepts, theories, public policies, and components presented within the field of criminology. Prepares students for careers and the job market.
3 unit(s)
PSYCH
2302
Psychology and Law
Study of psychological theory and empirical research as it relates to the law. Topics include witness memory, suspect identification, lineup procedures, false confessions, lie detection, juror cognition and jury decision making.
3 unit(s)

With program coordinator approval, course may be substituted with another elective or Liberal Arts Core course not satisfied in AAS degree.

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