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CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of academic research, critical thinking and professional development related to the discipline of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students learn to search, locate, retrieve, evaluate, and document research sources as well as prepare research papers using writing and citations styles expected in criminal justice and law enforcement courses. The course will also broaden students' understanding of the direct and indirect criminal justice professional opportunities and equip students with the tools to pursue careers in the field.

Prerequisites

3 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Identify and locate academic sources appropriate to begin research in criminal justice and law enforcement.
  • Critically analyze, evaluate, and summarize research sources at an introductory level.
  • Effectively draft, edit, cite references in APA format and critique academic papers.
  • Develop academic and career plan.
  • Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details
51 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details

Summer 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Foundations in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details
50 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details
51 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details