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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 294 - Special Topics-Criminal Justice

Credits: 5
Consists of current topics in the criminal justice field and may focus on areas in policing, corrections and other topics relevant to current trends and interests.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Recognize current trends, special areas of interest to students, and/or other relevant topics during the current year that are timely in nature.
  2. Discuss major U.S. trends in crime, criminal law, criminal justice, or the courts.
  3. Identify and analyze current issues in criminology, the criminal justice system, and/or criminal law.
  4. Develop, understand, and/or evaluate their own values and opinions as they relate to course topics. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
  2. Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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