Criminal Justice Studies Curriculum

Criminal Justice Studies Curriculum


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Spring 2018 - Term 4 Suggested Course List

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Criminal Justice Studies

Spring 2018 - Term 4 Suggested Course List

Criminal Justice Studies

Spring 2018 - Term 2 Suggested Course List

Criminal Justice Studies

Spring 2018 - Term 4 Suggested Course List

Criminal Justice Studies

Spring 2018 - Term 2 Suggested Course List

Criminal Justice Studies

Spring 2018 - Term 4 Suggested Course List

Criminal Justice Studies

Spring 2018 - Term 2 Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List


Required Program Courses

10504161
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course explores the development of the American judicial system. Students will examine the operational procedures of the federal, state, municipal, and specialized court systems as they impact law enforcement and/or corrections.
10504163
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will explore the evolution of criminal justice systems, including courts, corrections, and law enforcement. Understand career pathways within the criminal justice system, including roles, functions, and professionalism.
10504164
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Identify basic concepts of criminal law. Students will explore the elements of various crimes against persons, property and crimes involving drugs, alcohol, or other criminal activity. Understand the diverse sentence structures in the criminal justice system.
10504165
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will learn about the communication process and techniques used to make them effective, professional communicators. Verbal and nonverbal communication strategies will be incorporated for a variety of situations and populations. Professional communication skills, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), interviewing, and interrogation techniques will be emphasized.
10504167
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will learn various policing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on community policing philosophies and problem solving using community resources. Understand how to identify and develop partnerships in the community to promote positive community relationships.
10504168
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Understand how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including stress management and relaxation, weight control, effective sleep, minimization of alcohol and tobacco use, financial stability, and spirituality. Recognize factors contributing to suicide within the criminal justice profession.
10504169
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Learn key concepts and principles of due process and constitutional law. the U.S. Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights, will be analyzed as it applies to the criminal justice professionals. Legal precedent setting cases and state law will be reviewed.
10504172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course examines the nature, demographics, and impact of crime in the United States. Using a scientific approach, students will analyze the theoretical causation of criminal activity. Explore legal and political implications of crime prevention and control.
10504175
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Compare and contrast the juvenile and adult justice systems. The historical aspect of the juvenile system will be studies and compared to the modern day system. Juvenile sanctions and dispositions, including rehabilitation and therapy, will be discussed. Laws covering child maltreatment and children in need of protection services will be recognized.
10504176
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course explores the ethical, legal, and criminal justice professional issues. It is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in the criminal justice system for criminal justice professionals.
10504181
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Learn basic requirements, guidelines, and skills for proper and professional written documentation of activities in a criminal justice setting. The student will explain the context of report writing, take effective field notes, organize information in reports, write narratives, and describe what information should/should not be included in certain types of reports.
10520104
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students gain a basic understanding of the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Emphasis is on historical and social perspectives of drug use, trends of use, and legal and social responses to problematic alcohol and illicit drug use. Additionally, this course provides an accurate description of the effects of psychoactive drugs, identifies methods of substance abuse treatment, and introduces the student to local treatment services. PREREQUISITE: Established score on Reading placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 10838104 Introduction to College Reading

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10504173
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Gain general knowledge of investigative strategies and techniques. Learn basic information on identifying, processing and preserving various types of evidence, and processing crime scenes. Interview and interrogation techniques will be practiced within legal guidelines of Miranda.
10504174
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will study the evolution of punishment, jails, and prisons. Emphasis will be given to institutional subgroups, evidence based practice and rehabilitative institutional programs and services.

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10504177
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Gain basic knowledge of Wisconsin traffic laws. General skills of detecting traffic violations, issuing traffic citations, directing traffic and crash investigation will be gained. Identify responsibilities of a first responding officer, how to manage the response to a scene, and take necessary steps to enable effective follow-up as needed.
10504146
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explore the function, duties, and role of probation and parole. Learn the types of offenses, sentencing process, presentence investigation, revocation procedures, transitioning, and alternatives to incarceration. Identify and implement classification and assessment tools proved to be effective in evidence based practice.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10504182
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
The Criminal Justice Internship is designed to provide on-the-job experiences in actual work situations.These experiences strengthen student competencies through participation in a side variety of criminal justice system experiences ranging from routine assignments to specialized work-related duties. Instructor approval is required prior to enrolling in this course. PRREQUISITE: 32 credits of 10504xxx or 10520xxx coursework must be completed.
10504183
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is the capstone work-based experience for the Criminal Justice Studies program. It is designed to encourage students to think critically and solve challenging problems. Students will design, develop, and perform a project either in an actual work experience or a simulated project. The project will be designed to utilize skills typical of a graduate in the field. Instructor approval is required prior to enrolling in this course. PREREQUISITE: 32 credits of 10504xxx or 10520xxx coursework must be completed.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.PREREQUISITE: Established scores on placement assessments or COREQUISITE: 10831103 Intro to College Writing
10809122
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces American political processes and Institutions. Focuses on rights and responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Learners examine the complexity of the separation of powers and checks and balances. Explores the role of the media, interest groups, political parties, and public opinion in the political process. Also explores the role of state and national government in our federal system.
10809196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10801198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10804123
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra.
10804134
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra
10804189
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses, and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters, and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA. Recommended Prerequisite: Introductory computer skills to include spreadsheets. PREREQUISITE: Successful score on placement test or successful completion of 10834109 Pre-Algebra or any associate degree or college parallel level WTCS mathematics course.

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10809172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.
10809159
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
The course in Abnormal Psychology surveys the essential features, possible causes, and assessment and treatment of the various types of abnormal behavior from the viewpoint of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology. Students will be introduced to the diagnosis system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). In addition, the history of the psychology of abnormality will be traced. Cultural and social perspectives in understanding and responding to abnormal behavior will be explored as well as current topics and issues within abnormal psychology. PREREQUISITE: 10809198 Introduction to Psychology.
10809174
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the causes of and possible solutions to selected social problems, such as inequality, crime and deviance, and poverty. Students will examine the interrelationship of social problems and their roots in fundamental societal institutions. PREREQUISITE: 10809196 Introduction to Sociology.

Total: 64 Credits


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Sara Eckstein

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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