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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.
This is a four (4) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Students examine the scientific and legal principles and procedures for locating, gathering, examining, preserving, and presenting forensic evidence at various phases of the criminal process.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Students are introduced to the computer and some of its current uses in this computer literacy course which provides hands-on experience. Students learn to prepare documents, spreadsheets, and database reports during laboratory class time. Students are expected to complete homework assignments outside class in the College's computer laboratory or on home computers. This course does not satisfy any requirements for students in the Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or Network Administrator programs. The course is taught using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Lab fee.
This course covers the fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming. Topics includes: program development process, differences between the object-oriented, structured, and functional programming methodologies, phases of language translation (compiling, interpreting, linking, executing), and error conditions associated with each phase, primitive data types, memory representation, variables, expressions, assignment, fundamental programming constructs (sequence, selection, iteration), algorithms for solving simple problems, tracing execution, subprograms/functions/methods, parameter passing, secure coding techniques (criteria for selections of a specific type and use, input data validation), and professional behavior in response to ethical issues inherent in computing. The Java programming language is used. Corequisite: MAT 115 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
This course covers the fundamentals of data structures and software modeling. Topics include: modern IDE for software development and code version management systems, design and development of reusable software, software modeling (class diagram, use case, CRC card), introduction to analysis of algorithms (order notation), abstract properties, implementation and use of stacks, queues, linked lists, and binary trees, binary search trees, recursion, and efficiency of recursive solutions, range of search (sequential, binary), select (min,max, median), and sort algorithms (quicksort, merge sort, heap sort) and their time and space efficiencies, software quality assurance (pre and post conditions, program testing), team development of software applications, and professional responsibilities and liabilities associated with software development. Prerequisite: CSC 180 with a grade of C- or better or permission of the instructor.
Android is now the most widely used operating system among smart phones, tablets, and PCs. This course prepares the student to be a professional Android software developer. It is based on an app-driven approach. Mobile system concepts specific to Android are presented in the context of complete working Android apps, rather than using sample code snippets. The student is expected to construct these applications and test them in a simulated mobile device environment.
Concepts and techniques introduced in this course include:
â€¢ Fundamentals of the Android Studio development environment
â€¢ Concepts and structure of the Android application environment
â€¢ Graphical user interface conventions and graphical concepts
â€¢ Remote access to information using industry standard protocols
â€¢ Access to relational data stored on the Android device (via SQLite or equivalent)
â€¢ Animation and simple game development
Corerequisite: CSC 180 or permission of the instructor.
This course expands on the fundamental computer game concepts and techniques introduced in CSC 220, Computer Game Design I. It advances use of the C# programming language to animate and handle interactions with the game environment, game elements and the players. Special emphasis will be given to insuring good game performance. Physical principles of mechanics and lighting will be enlarged to include more natural movement, interaction among objects such as wind and lighting with shading and textures. Computer programming scripts will interact in advanced ways with objects composed of curves, and coverings such as clothed human actors in the game.
Prerequisite: CSC 220 or permission of the instructor.