Metropolitan State University

CJS 490 : Criminal Justice Capstone Research

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice AND
CJS 301 Research Methods in Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Using both a theoretical and practical framework, this experience is designed to help students integrate and synthesize their undergraduate experiences. An applied project demonstrates discipline mastery of a subject and serves as a vehicle for future work and study in the criminal justice field. Note: This course should be taken the semester the student graduates.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/17/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply the basic concepts of Research Methods to solving criminal justice problems.
  2. Demonstrate the synthesis of theory with practice.
  3. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  4. Evaluate the relationship between academic knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge to the field.
  5. Formulate a solution to a criminal justice problem that demonstrates mastery of the Criminal Justice discipline.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Co-Requisites: CJS 320 Criminology and Public Policy AND CJS 360 Diversity in Criminal Justice AND CJS 375 Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice. Note: This course should be taken the semester the student graduates.