Courses

236 courses found when searching within the Fall 2021 semester.

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Media and Society

COM 124

The relationship between media and society has evolved with technology. The objective of this course is to trace the history and development of the media, to explain their evolution and significance from the printing press to the advent of the Internet, and to examine how the media can act both as a mirror and a model of culture. The course will also explore the various issues used by modern media to understand themselves and their relationship to society and to define job opportunities, roles, and responsibilities for those interested in pursuing a career in the print or electronic media. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101. Recommended prerequisite: COM 103.

Scripting for Electronic Media

COM 131

Students will explore and gain experience preparing a variety of scripts for the electronic media, including commercials, promotions, public service announcements, examples of broadcast journalism, radio plays, and teleplays. In addition to formats, students will learn the elements of technical production needed to produce a viable media product as well as perform or produce their scripts in the appropriate medium. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.

Honors Public Speaking

COM 171

This course will offer honor students the opportunity to develop and hone their public speaking skills through research, analytical, critical, and practical exercises designed to explore the elements, the structure and the rhetoric of public speaking. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 171 or the permission of the Honors Program Director.

Oral Interpretation

COM 203

This is a performance course stressing basic techniques of reading aloud; the relationship of appreciation to interpretation; and the evaluation and analysis of selections from prose, poetry, and drama. A major emphasis of the course is on classroom performance and participation in a Readers Theater production. Prerequisite: COM 103 or COM 105 or by advisement.

Art of the Film

COM 209

The esthetics of the film is presented in this course. In order to provide students with an enriched experience in film watching, emphasis is on techniques used by a director. Students view and discuss selected films. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.

Communications Internship

COM 293

Students will be engaged in practical work experience within the areas of Communications and Media Arts. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization under the department's supervision. A contract specifying hours and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties with sufficient hours for the credits earned. This opportunity will be open to second-year students, with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson.

Criminal Justice System

CRJ 101

Structures and processes in the administration of criminal justice are explored in this course, which provides an analysis of the operation of the criminal process as a system from arrest through conviction and treatment.

EssentialCommunications in CRJ

CRJ 107

This course examines criminal justice report writing as a process, with emphasis on blending information, form, and written and oral expression to develop a clear, concise, and accurate account of an incident/event. Emphasis will be placed on the field notebook in investigations and recording incident details. We will also discuss the field notebook's use in recording relevant facts and details so that they may be referenced at a later time for report writing. The report writing process will incorporate the use of word processing software as utilized by various criminal justice agencies. Finally, the process of judicial presentation and an explanation of evidentiary issues will be practiced in the classroom and a simulated criminal justice setting.

Corrections & Comm Supervision

CRJ 121

An overview of the major trends, basic concepts, and structure of both adult and juvenile corrections is provided in this course. Field trips to correctional facilities are scheduled to reinforce information about current correctional issues.

Criminal Law

CRJ 201

An overview of the FBI Index Crimes and murder, robbery, rape, burglary, assault, arson, and larceny is offered in this course, which emphasizes the elements of crimes and distinctions within offense categories, particularly criminal intent and the defenses to criminal conduct. Prerequisite: CRJ 101

Policing in America

CRJ 214

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history, organization, responsibilities, and challenges of policing in the United States. Policing is explored from multiple perspectives including: An examination of police officer-citizen interaction, the critical relationship between the community and its protectors policing in a free and democratic society, and system relationships with other justice and human service organizations. This course will focus on the examination of issues and strategies that will serve to bridge the gap between the community and the police.

Constit/Criminal Procedures

CRJ 215

An exploration of the constitutional dimensions and limitations on the behavior of participants in the criminal justice system is provided in this course. Students study cases involving the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments.

Criminal Justice Admin

CRJ 219

This course introduces students to the study and exploration of the entire administrative spectrum of criminal justice including: organizational principles and theory, applications to criminal justice agencies, motivation, productivity, financial and personnel administration, rights of criminal justice employees, technology, discipline and liability issues, community relations, ethics, and effectively dealing with a variety of emergency management issues. An emphasis will be placed on learning from actual public administration case studies and on preparing for new challenges that future criminal justice administrators will likely confront.

Understanding Crime/Crim Behav

CRJ 230

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the scientific study of criminal situations and criminal behavior. The course will cover the importance of measuring crime and review major sources that collect crime information. It will also examine the major criminological theories from biology, economics, psychology, and sociology and focus especially on neo-classical approaches that seek to manipulate environments to reduce and/or prevent criminal behavior. The course will explore historical, political, and empirical trends leading to theory development. Prerequisites: ENG 101, SOC 101, and either CRJ 101, or HUS 103

Contemp Issues-Crim Justice

CRJ 231

This is an overview of some of the current issues, problems, and concerns within the three branches of the criminal justice system. Selected topics may include terrorism, corruption, plea bargaining, organized crime, new modes of treatment in the correctional setting, and sources of violence.

Ethics in Criminal Justice

CRJ 233

This course introduces the fundamentals of ethical theory with an area-specific examination of ethical dilemmas pertaining to the professions of the criminal justice system. Students will focus on comprehensive issues facing law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, and crime control policy. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101

Juvenile Justice System

CRJ 235

This course presents an examination of prevailing juvenile justice philosophy, existing juvenile justice laws, public policy, and current research and theories, as well as methods of treatment, control, and prevention.

Criminal Justice Internship

CRJ 255

Under the supervision of criminal justice officials, students participate in agency activities by performing a variety of support services and administrative tasks. Students have an opportunity to contrast criminal justice theory with the reality of the workplace. Appointment to, and continuation in, any internship is contingent upon meeting specific eligibility requirements and the standards of the sponsoring criminal justice agency. In addition, students attend a one-hour lecture each week. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 30 credits with a 2.5 grade-point average and/or by advisement. Phone 687-5192 for further information.

Critical Reading and Thinking

CRT 101

This is a four credit course designed to provide students with essential study, reading and writing skills to enhance their academic college experiences. Students will receive instruction and practice in a wide variety of study, test/note taking, reading, and writing strategies. An emphasis will be placed on critical reading with a focus on higher-level comprehension and vocabulary skills needed in a variety of academic disciplines. An additional lab component will augment the course and provide individualized practice in specific skills.

Web Application Development I

CSC 131

This course explores the web development processes and tools used to support the creation of websites and web applications. Students explore HTML, CSS and JavaScript and use them to create websites and web applications hosted by a web server. Web application development frameworks will also be introduced. Through labs and projects students create both static and dynamic web content in the context of producing a professional quality web site. The course focuses on the underlying tools of web development. Prerequisite: familiarity with text file editing as determined by the instructor.


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