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CJS 201

Foundations in Criminal Justice

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 15, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of academic research 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.

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.
  • Build professional writing and communication skills.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Foundations in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details
21 Foundations in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details
50 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details

Summer 2020

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

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Foundations in Criminal Justice Eckberg, Deborah A Books Course details
02 Foundations in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details
50 Foundations in Criminal Justice Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details