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CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Kurita, Sue M.


SYLLABUS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE 450

Course Number: CJ450
Course Title: Senior Seminar Project
Instructor: Judge M. Sue Kurita
500 E. San Antonio Rm. 1106
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 543-3868
Mskurit@aol.com


I. COURSE DESCRIPTION

An individualized instruction for the student to examine a current issue or trend in criminal justice, culminating in the preparation, submission and defense of a 15-20 page paper.

II. COURSE GOALS

1. To provide the student with practical experience in the development of a research project.
2. To provide the student with practical experience to develop a major thesis.

III .LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. The student completing this course will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge in the criminal justice field through the submission and defense of research topic.

IV. COURSE ARRANGEMENTS

The class will consist of consultation with the professor, preparation of a paper and submission and defense of the paper.

V. CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to prepare a 15-20 page paper on an approved criminal justice topic. Communication will be by e-mail or telephonic. The final draft shall be mailed to above address.



VI. TEXTBOOK (Optional)
If no topic has been chosen by the student, one may chose a topic from the book The Myth of Crime and Criminal Justice, Second edition; Waveland Press, Kappelar, Blumberg and Potter.

VII .CLASS POLICIES

Academic honesty is non-negotiable.
Thesis topic must be approved by instructor.
The following statement must be attached to the thesis:
This paper is my own work product and has not been used to satisfy a requirement for any other university course@.
VIII. GRADING POLICIES
Paper 100%
IX. GRADING
A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F Below 60%