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
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
A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F Below 60%