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CJS 350 Citizenship: Community Involvement

The purpose of this course is to educate and encourage the development of globally competent and active citizens and leaders who will be able to contribute to improving social issues. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be engaged, responsible, and effective members of a globally interdependent society. Students will reflect on their role as an active citizen in a democracy while exploring how social, racial, political, geographical, and other factors influence current and future challenges a community needs to address. This course will have a community engaged learning component.


Special information

Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND either CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2017 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Adopt global perspectives in examining the critical issues currently facing our world.
  • Evaluate information about global issues and ways to take action to address these issues.
  • Describe ways to learn about challenges a community faces and effective ways to respond.
  • Analyze how the challenges a community faces may be shaped by broader social, racial, political, geographical, and other factors.
  • Participate in community engaged learning.
  • Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Citizenship: Community Involvement Cross, Anne Books for CJS-350-50 Fall 2023 Course details for CJS-350-50 Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Citizenship: Community Involvement Cross, Anne Hilal, Susan M Books for CJS-350-50 Spring 2024 Course details for CJS-350-50 Spring 2024