Sociology/Anthropology/ Criminal Justice Departmental Courses

 

SOCIOLOGY courses

[Bracketed numbers represent graduate offerings of that course]

SOCI 100 USING INFO EFFECTIVELY IN SOSC (3 units)
Obtaining, evaluating, and presenting social science data with emphasis on critical thinking, search and analysis skills using computerized databases, Internet applications, statistical software, and the effective communication of information. Recommended for students majoring in social or behavioral sciences. Not open to those who successfully completed IDLA 101. GenEd I.B.

Course Component
Using Information Effectively - Required

SOCI 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Sociological concepts, theories, methods; a study of society and culture; the influence of the social environment on individual behavior. GenEd II.B.2.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 102 HONORS INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Sociological concepts, theories, methods; a study of society and culture; the influence of the social environment on individual behavior. GenEd II.B.2.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

Enrollment Requirement Group
Student must be admitted to Honors College to be eligible to enroll in this course.

SOCI 210 SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT (3 units)
Critical examination of the role of sport in society. Course material will transcend prevalent stereotypes and myths of sport and analyze significant realities of the culture, social and corporate organization, major social processes, and relations of class, race and gender in contemporary society. GenEd II.B.3.
Course Component
Lecture – Required

SOCI 241 BLACKS IN AMERCA:  MYTHS AND REALITY (3 units)
Prevailing myths regarding black society, development of such myths and the reality which contradicts them. GenEd II.C.3.
Course Component
Lecture – Required

SOCI 243 SOCIOLOGY RACE, CLASS & GENDER (3 units)
Traditional and contemporary sociological approaches to the nature and interrelationship of race, class, and gender inequalities. GenEd II.C.3
Course Component
Lecture – Required

SOCI 249 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3 units)
Theoretical and empirical understanding of the sociological approach to contemporary social problems, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, rape, homophobia, sexism, racism, poverty, family disorganization, violence. Not open to students who have successfully completed SOCI 349. Prerequisite: SOCI 101
Course Component
Lecture – Required

SOCI 265 STATUS, FRIENDSHIP, INTIMACY (3 units)

Effects of role position and expectations on behavior in friendship groups, work teams, couples and families.  Emphasis on systems of role positions and their enactment in interaction.

Course Component

Lecture Required

SOCI 300 SOCIOLOGICAL ANLYSIS (3 units)
Sociological perspectives, data, and techniques needed to identify and interpret social and cultural patterns. Develops computer and writing skills. Prerequisite: SOCI 101, ENGL 102 or 190 or consent of instructor. GenEd I.D.
Course Component
Advanced Writing Course – Required

SOCI 301 THE FAMILY (3 units)
The family as the basic group in human societies; its development; its relation to other social institutions; the family in modern industrial societies.
Course Component
Lecture – Required

SOCI 311  [511]  INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY (3 units)
A social psychological approach to the inter-relationships of the individual and his/her social and cultural environment; behavioral characteristics resulting from social experience.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 312 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER (3 units)

Sociological analysis of gender primarily in American society, including as it relates to socialization, social interaction, inequality in the workplace, stereotypes in everyday life, and social institutions such as education, the family, and organizations.  Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture – Required

SOCI 313 INTRO TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 units)
A general introduction to the interrelationships between social organization and individual human behavior. Examination of social factors in the emergence of consciousness, self, personality, and interpersonal relations.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 323 [523] SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (3 units)
A sociological analysis of the sources, processes and consequences of social change. Prerequisite: SOCI 101
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 327 [527] URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Survey of the theoretical and sociological conceptualizations of modern western industrial cities. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 329 [529] DEMOGRAPHY (3 units)
Social, economic, and political problems related to changes, distribution and movement of population; analysis of contemporary population trends in the U.S. and the world. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 331 DEVIANCE AND ORGANIZATIONS (3 units)
Major social patterns associated with contemporary large scale organizations, with special emphasis on deviance by and within corporations, governments, and crime syndicates. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 333 [533] POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Contemporary relevance of the fundamental ideas regarding the relationship of the social and political systems; the significance of social and political democratization; class struggles and revolution; the influence of government bureaucracy.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 335 [535] MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
A study of social and cultural perspectives on illness; demographic trends; the health professions; institutions for the delivery of health care services.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 336 SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS (3 units)
Social structure of mental illness and mental health services; mental illness as social construction; life within total institutions; mental illness as social stigma; and social policy of mental illness. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 and PSYC 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 341 [541] CLASS, STATUS AND POWER (3 units)
An examination of major theories and significant research on socially structured inequality in modern and traditional societies. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 343 [543] SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (3 units)
Race and ethnicity as social constructions; individual and collective racial and ethnic identities; racial and ethnic inequality; and resistance to oppression.  Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 351 [551] DEVIANT BEHAVIOR (3 units)
Deviance as a process in society. Understanding conformity and deviance, identification and labeling of deviants, society's response to deviant behavior. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 353 [553] THEORIES OF CRIME (3 units)
Evolution of criminological theory; crime rates and trends; social profile of criminal offenders and victims; societal responses. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 355 [555] DELINQUENCY & JUVENILE JUSTICE (3 units)
Nature, distribution and causes of youth crime; youth gangs; the juvenile justice system. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 357 [557] SOCIAL WELFARE (3 units)
Sociological analysis of social welfare institutions and the functions they perform within modern societies. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 359 [559] SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY (3 units)
Examination of social factors in aging in later life and responses to aging; evaluation of research in social gerontology. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 362 WORK AND OCCUPATIONS (3 units)

Sociological theories and research on work and occupations; conceptions of work, occupation and profession; historical and contemporary issues in work and occupations; trends in blue - and white-collar industries; the relationship between work and the self; implications of the modern distinction between work and family.  Prerequisite:  SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 365 ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY (3 units)

Major social patterns associated with contemporary organizations; diversity and common elements among organizations; formal and informal aspects of bureaucracies; the growth of rationalization and McDonaldization; the impact and place of organizations in modern life.  Prerequisite:  SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 368 RESCH METH IN CRIM JUSTICE (3 units)
Various steps in conducting research projects, from statement of the problem to final analysis of data, with focus on procedures use to study crime and criminal justice. Emphasis on the research techniques and on the ethical issues involved. Prerequisites: SOCI 254; PSYC 212 or MATH 231; SOCI 353
Course Component
Lecture - Required


SOCI 370 [560] TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Current topics in sociology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 381 [581] SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (3 units)
Major systems of sociological theory; the works, assumptions, and implications of major European and American schools. Prerequisites: junior standing; SOCI 101; 9 additional units of sociology.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 383 SOCIOLOGY OF LAW (3 units)
Legal norms and institutions in relation to society, role of law in social processes such as conflict and cooperation. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 391 [582] RESEARCH METHODS (3 units)
A consideration of methodology of sociological research; the various steps in conducting research projects, from statement of the problem to final analysis of data. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; 9 additional units of SOCI; either PSYC 212 or MATH 231.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 440 SOCIOLOGY OF IMMIGRATION (3 units)

Examination of sociological theories and research regarding immigration; emphasis on the contemporary context in the United States and globally.  Prerequisites:  SOCI 101; one 300-level SOCI course.

SOCI 470 [570] SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
An examination of current topics in Sociology designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and 6 additional units of sociology.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

SOCI 485 [585] SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Capstone application of ideas, methods and facts learned in previous sociology courses. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, three upper-level SOCI courses, and senior standing or permission of instructor.
Course Component
Seminar - Required

SOCI 491-492 [591-592] INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY I, II (3 units)
Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to sociological inquiry and application of sociological knowledge. Students may elect to take one term for 3 units credits (491) or two terms for 3 units each (491-492) in one agency both terms or in a different agency each term. No more than 3 credits may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisites: SOCI major; junior standing and consent of internship coordinator.
Course Component
Internship - Required

SOCI 495 [595] INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1 units min / 3 units max)
Supervised research and sociological investigation involving library and/or field experiences, and culminating in a written report. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits . Prerequisites: SOCI 381 and SOCI 391 and consent of the instructor.
Course Component
Independent Study - Required

SOCI 497 HONORS SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY (3 units)
Exploring and analyzing major areas of sociology. Prerequisite: consent of the Honors coordinator.
Course Component
Seminar - Required

SOCI 498 HONORS READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY (4 units)
A survey of the relevant scholarly literature under the guidance of a staff member who will direct the student's research. Prerequisite: consent of the Honors coordinator.
Course Component
Independent Study - Required

SOCI 499 HONORS THESIS (4 units)
Supervised research and sociological investigation involving library and/or field experiences and culminating in a written report. Prerequisite: consent of the Honors coordinator.
Course Component
Thesis Research - Required

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anthropOLOGY Courses

[Bracketed numbers represent graduate offerings of that course]

ANTH 207 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 units)
Introduction to social and cultural anthropology, cultural theory, social structure, human ecology, language and culture, technology, religion, art, and literature. GenEd II.D.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 208 HUMAN EVOLUTION & PREHISTORY (3 units)
The study of humans: their biological and cultural development through time. GenEd II.D.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 209 ANTHRO OF AMERICAN CULTURE (3 units)
Applies the anthropological perspective and methodology to the study of the institutions of American culture and the distinctive ways of life encompassed by it. Students will use the perspective in a field work situation of their choice. GenEd II.B.2.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 210 HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 units)
Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Major social institutions such as politics, economics, religion and social structure will be viewed cross-culturally. Honors College course. Special permit only. GenEd II.D.
Course Component
Lecture - Required


Enrollment Requirement Group

Student must be admitted to Honors College to be eligible to enroll in this course.

ANTH 211 HONORS ANTH OF AMERICAN CULTURE (3 units)
Applies the anthropological perspective and methodology to the study of the institutions of American culture and the distinctive ways of life encompassed by it. Students will use the perspective in a fieldwork situation of their choice. Honors College course. Special permit only. GenEd II.B.2.
Course Component
Lecture - Required


Enrollment Requirement Group

Student must be admitted to Honors College to be eligible to enroll in this course.

ANTH 311 ARCHAEOLOGY OF MARYLAND (3 units)
Prehistory of Maryland from initial settlement until the European contact. Prerequisite: ANTH 208.

ANTH 321 [521] GENDER/CROSS CULTRL PERSPECTV (3 units)
Materials from a variety of cultures will be used to illustrate and analyze the roles of women and men within the major institutional aspects --the family, economics, politics and religion. Particular attention will be devoted to the similarities and differences in sex role patterns within and between the cultures. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 325 MORAL PANICS (3 units)

Anthropological theories and methods used to analyze moral panics; role of tje global media in the culture of fear.  Prerequisites:  ANTH 207.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 331 ESKIMO ETHNOGRAPHY (3 units)
Survey of the social and cultural worlds of the Inuit (Eskimo). Prerequisite: ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 341 INFORMATION AGE CULTURES (3 units)
Anthropological study of institutions, organizations and dilemmas common to an "information age." GenEd II.A.2. prerequisite: ANTH 207
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 346 [546] WEALTH, POWER & POLITICS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (3 units)
Political systems and the distribution of power in egalitarian, ranked, and stratified societies will be examined. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 351 DRUGS IN THE AMERICAS (3 units)
Examines drug production and organization of supply in Latin America and the impact of the illegal economy on the peasant producers and the fabric of the economy, polity and society of those Latin American countries most directly involved. Most attention will be paid to cocaine, although heroin and marijuana will be discussed for comparative purposes. Policy choices of the 'War on Drugs' will be evaluated. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 353 LATINAS IN THE AMERICAS (3 units)

Anthropological perspective stressing "emic" or insider view, structural constraints of class, gender, and race; women's agency is used to understand the diverse experiences of Latin American women with colonization, independence, revolution, development, and structural readjustment. Prerequisite: ANTH 207, ANTH 208, or WMST 231 or consent of instructor.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 357 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC CRIME ANALYSIS (3 units)

Forensic sciences with a focus on crime scene processing; consideration from an anthropological archaeological perspective; general coverage of death investigation, latent prints, trace evidence, firemark and toolmark identification, impression evidence and forensic computer analysis.  Prerequisites:  CRMJ 254, ANTH 208 or SOCI 101; or open to majors in Forensic Chemistry.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 361 CONTROVERSIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3 units)
Focuses on a number of significant controversial issues in cultural anthropology. Students will read divergent assessments on each issue under study. Films will be shown which further illuminate the topics. Topics covered will cover a diverse range of areas, including sociobiology, cannibalism, incest, family organization, sexuality, warfare, competitive feasting, and spirit possession. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 364 [564] RELIGION, MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT (3 units)
The world view, beliefs, and rituals of selected non-literate peoples considered with reference to religion as a universal category of human culture. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 365 [565] NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (3 units)
The traditional culture of native North Americans and their socio-cultural place in modern American society. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 366 [566] SOUTH AMERICAN INDIANS (3 units)
Survey of the cultures of the native peoples of South America in Pre-Columbian times and the situation of contemporary tribal peoples of South America. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 367 [567] PEOPLES OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3 units)

Survey of the Middle East as a cultural area with emphasis on culture change.  Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 368 [568] GLOBALIZATION CRS-CLTR PRSPCTV (3 units)
Analyzes various approaches to globalization and examines the consequences of globalization and development among selected contemporary populations, primarily in the Southern countries of the world. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 369 [569] TRAD& REVOL LATIN AMER SOCIETY (3 units)
An anthropological perspective will be brought to bear on contemporary Latin American culture and society. The Pre-Columbian heritage, the traditional synthesis and the struggle to modernize and develop will be examined. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 370 [530] TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3 units)
An examination of current topics in anthropology, designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 380 ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD METHODS (3 units)
The history, theory, and methods of ethnographic field research in anthropology. Current issues in anthropological fieldwork. Prerequisite: ANTH 207
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 381 [581] ARCHEOLOGICAL METHODS & THEORY (3 units)
Methods of excavating and recording archaeological data. Investigation of problems of current research interest. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 382 VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 units) Anthropological study of ethnographic media and representation of various cultures globally; theories and methods related to the production of various forms of visual anthropology.  Prerequisite:  ANTH 207.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

ANTH 383 [583] NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY (3 units)
Regional survey of the prehistory of native North American cultures. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 387 [587] NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHAEOASTRNMY (3 units)
Prehistoric roots of astronomy in the New World emphasizing the American Southwest. Celestial motions, calendar development, related folklore, and case studies concerning solstice and equinox observations. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 388 [588] PEASANT CULTURES (3 units)
Focuses on rural agricultural population of modern states; their traditional lifeways and the changes being wrought by modernization. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 391 ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB METHODS (3 units)
Artifact analyses from prehistoric site excavations; archaeological data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: ANTH 208.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 393 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL (3 units min / 6 units max)
Field work conducted in a prehistoric archaeological site in the Maryland area. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: ANTH 208.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 401 [501] ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY (3 units)
Survey of the theoretical contributions made by American, British and Continental anthropologists. This course also satisfies the university's second writing course requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, ANTH 207, and 9 hours of anthropology. GenEd I.D.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 457 ADVANCED FORENSIC CRIME INVESTIGATION (3 units)
Advanced methods and techniques used to process and interpret the crime scene, collect and package evidence, and prepare and present evidence in legal contexts. Coverage of forensic entomology, latent print development techniques, impression evidence casting and recovery, chemical enhancement of bloodstains, and forensic archaeology. Prerequisite: ANTH 357.

ANTH 470 [570] SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1 units min / 3 units max)
An examination of current topics in Anthropology designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: ANTH 207 and 6 additional hours of anthropology.
Course Component

Lecture - Required

ANTH 491-492 [591-592] INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY I, II (3 units)
Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of rules and relationships relevant to anthropological inquiry and application of anthropological knowledge. Although opportunities to do anthropologically oriented fieldwork in the community will usually be available, placement in agencies dedicated to anthropological inquiry may not always be possible. Students may elect to take one semester for 3 credits (491) or two semesters for 3 credits each (491-492), in one agency for both semesters or in a different agency each semester. No more than 3 credits may be earned in a semester without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. A fee is charged for each semester a student is involved in the internship. Prerequisites: concentration in anthropology; junior standing and consent of internship coordinator.
Course Component

Internship - Required

ANTH 495 [595] INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3 units)
Supervised research and anthropological investigation leading to preparation of a research project or a supervised field experience. For senior students with a concentration in anthropology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: at least 12 credits in ANTH and consent of department chair.
Course Component

Independent Study - Required

ANTH 498 READINGS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (4 units)
A survey of the relevant scholarly literature under the guidance of a staff member who will direct the student's research. Prerequisite: consent of the honors coordinator.
Course Component

Independent Study - Required

ANTH 499 HONORS THESIS (4 units)
Supervised research and anthropological investigation involving library and/or field experiences and culminating in a written report. Prerequisite: consent of the honors coordinator.
Course Component

Thesis Research - Required

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Criminal justice Courses

[Bracketed numbers represent graduate offerings of that course]

 

CRMJ 254 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

The history, present structure, functions and contemporary problems of the police, prosecution, courts, corrections system, probation and parole. In addition, a brief introduction to law as an element of social control. GenEd II.B.3.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 307 ISSUES IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (3 units)

Identification, treatment and prevention of home-based abuse or violence focusing on children,
spouses/partners and elders. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 or SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 309 ISSUES IN CAMPUS VIOLENCE (3units)

Micro-level examination of issues of crime and violence, including prevention, treatment and punishment on the college campus. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 or SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 331 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND FILM (3 units)

Critical analysis of media portrayals of crime and the criminal justice system; consideration of related crime myths, wider images of justice, and other consequences for society; primary emphasis on visual media. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 337 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

Exploration of various contemporary issues and controversies in criminal justice philosophy, policy, and practice from the counting and reporting of crime to the rights of citizens, the dilemmas of victims, and the punishment of the perpetrator; implications of criminal justice policy upon the community.  Prerequisite:  CRMJ 254.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 345 RACE AND CRIME (3 units)

Structural and cultural dimensions of race-specific patterns of criminal offending and victimization. Focus on urban development, social construction of race, and the political economy of crime and social control in America. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 348 WOMEN AND CRIME (3 units)

Women as offenders, victims and workers in the criminal justice system. Theories of female criminality.  Discrimination and sexism in juvenile and adult systems. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 352 COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (3 units)

Probation and intermediate sanctions of boot camp, electronic monitoring, house arrest/detention. Casework management and sentencing. Parole anddiversion programs. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 353 [553] THEORIES OF CRIME (3 units)

Evolution of criminological theory; crime rates and trends; social profile of criminal offenders and
victims; societal responses. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 354 WRITING FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

The components of criminal justice system: police, courts, corrections. Theories of criminal
justice applied to operations. Does not fulfill GenEd I.D. when completed as SOCI 354. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, ENGL 102 or ENGL190. GenEd I.D.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 355 [555] DELINQUENCY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (3 units)

Nature, distribution and causes of youth crime; youth gangs; the juvenile justice system. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 356 [556] PRISONS IN AMERICA (3 units)

Purposes of punishment, incarceration and death penalty; inmate subculture; administration and staff issues. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 358 INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE (3 units)

Face-to-face violent crime; perpetrators and victims; strategies for response. Prerequisite: SOCI
101.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 368 RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

Various steps in conducting research projects, from statement of the problem to final analysis of data, with focus on procedures used to study crime and criminal justice. Emphasis on research techniques and the ethical issues involved. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254; MATH 231, PSYC 212 or ECON 205.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 370 [560] TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY (3 units)

Current topics in criminology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for
a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered.  Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 375 [565] TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

Current topics in criminal justice designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered.  Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 385 POLICE ADMINISTRATION (3 units)

Law enforcement and organization structure; management of departments, including deployment, recruitment, training, specialization, budget and research. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 387 ISSUES IN POLICING (3 units)

Individual and system-related problems facing police personnel. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 393 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

Analysis of the ethical dilemmas that confront law enforcement, criminal law and corrections professionals in the course of their daily work. Focus on both macro and micro-level solutions. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 431 CRIMINAL JUSTICE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM (3 units)
Integrates criminal justice issues related to reducing crime, reintegrating offenders or responding to criminal victimization with real-world projects designed by students in an external learning framework. Involves visiting and networking with community agencies in the criminal justice field. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254; SOCI or CRMJ 353.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 470 [570] SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY (3 units)

An examination of current topics in criminology designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; and 6 additional units of CRMJ.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 475 [575] SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

An examination of current topics in criminal justice designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254; and 6 additional units of CRMJ.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 485 [585] SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

Capstone application of ideas, methods and facts learned in previous criminology and criminal justice courses. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254; CRMJ or SOCI 353;CRMJ 368 or SOCI 391; and senior standing; or consent of instructor.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 491-492 [591-592] INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE I, II (3 units, 3 units)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to inquiry in criminal justice and criminology and application of knowledge in field.  Students may elect to take one term for 3 units (491) or two terms for 3 units each (491-492), both terms in one agency or each term in a different agency. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisites: SOAN majors only; CRMJ
concentration; junior standing; and consent of instructor.

Course Component
Internship - Required


CRMJ 495 [595] INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3 units)

Supervised research in criminology and criminal justice involving library and/or field experience
and culminating in a written report. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: CRMJ or SOCI 353; CRMJ 368 or SOCI 391; and consent of instructor.

Course Component
Independent Study - Required


CRMJ 497 SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Honors) (3 units)

Exploring and analyzing major areas in criminology and criminal justice.  Prerequisite: Consent of CRMJ honors coordinator.

Course Component
Seminar - Required


CRMJ 498 READINGS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Honors) (4 units)

A survey of the relevant scholarly literature in criminology and criminal justice under the guidance of a faculty member who will direct the student’s research. Prerequisite: Consent of CRMJ honors coordinator.
Course Component
Independent Study - Required

 

CRMJ 499 HONORS THESIS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (4 units)

Supervised research and investigation in criminology and criminal justice involving library and/or field experience and culminating in a written report. Prerequisite: Consent of CRMJ honors coordinator.

Course Component
Independent Study - Required

 

CRMJ 553 THEORIES OF CRIME (3 units)

Evolution of criminological theory; crime rates and trends; social profile of criminal offenders and
victims; societal responses. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology or CRMJ 2xx Introduction to Criminology.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 555 DELINQUENCY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (3 units)

Nature, distribution and causes of youth crime; youth gangs, the juvenile justice system. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology or CRMJ 254.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 556 PRISONS IN AMERICA (3 units)

Purposes of punishment, incarceration and death penalty; inmate subculture; administration and staff issues. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 560-564 TOPICS IN CRIMINOLGY (3 units)

Current topics in criminology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated
for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology of CRMJ 2xx Introduction to Criminology.

Course Component
Lecture - Required


CRMJ 565-569 TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Current topics in criminal justice designed for non-majors. May be repeated for a
maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 Introduction to
Criminal Justice.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 570-574 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY (3 units)

An examination of current topics in criminology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 575-579 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

An examination of current topics in criminal justice. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 585 SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 units)

Capstone application of ideas, methods and facts learned in previous criminology and
criminal justice courses. Prerequisites CRMJ 254 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRMJ 2xx Introduction to Criminology, CRMJ or SOCI 353 Theories of Crime, CRMJ 368 or SOCI 391 Research Methods of consent of instructor.

Course Component
Lecture - Required

 

CRMJ 591 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE I (3 units)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationship relevant to inquiry in criminal justice and criminology and application of knowledge in field. Student may elect to take one term for 3 units (591) or two terms for 3 units each (591-592), in one agency both terms or in a different agency each term. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirement and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisites: SOAN majors only, CRMJ concentration and consent of instructor.

Course Component
Internship - Required


CRMJ 592 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE II (3 units)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationship relevant to inquiry in criminal justice and criminology and application of knowledge in field. Student may elect to take one term for 3 units (591) or two terms for 3 units each (591-592), in  one agency both terms or in a different agency each term. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirement and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisites: SOAN majors only, CRMJ concentration and consent of instructor.
Course Component
Internship - Required

 

CRMJ 595 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3 units)

Supervised research in criminology and criminal justice involving library and/or field experiences,
and culmination in a written report. Prerequisites: CRMJ or SOCI 353 Theories of Crime; CRMJ 368 of SOCI 391 Research Methods; and consent of instructor.

Course Component
Independent Study - Required

 

 

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