May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog
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SOC 260 - Crime and Justice

Credits: 5
Sociological study of the extent and causes of crime and a survey of the criminal justice system including the police, the courts and corrections. Gives attention to juvenile delinquency, gun control, capital punishment and violence against women.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Fee: $1.00

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

  1. Identify and explain the types of crimes found in America.
  2. Apply the sociological perspective to crime.
  3. Identify the institutional procedures associated with crime.
  4. Explain the impact of crime on individuals.
  5. Identify how crime varies across key dimensions of inequality, such as gender, race/ethnicity, social/class.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.


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.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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