Additional Resources: The instructor is available to discuss internship and employment opportunities.
Course Description: This course provides practical application through service with a criminal justice agency. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. Pre-requisites: permission of department chairperson. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.
Educational Philosophy: Students are expected to use the internship opportunity to observe the practical application of concepts covered in the classroom in previous classes. Student internships provide a means to explore potential career paths. Students should keep a journal of their internship experience.
Learning Outcomes:At sucessful completion:
1. Sucessfully obtain an internship at a criminal justice agency.
2. Observe the agency operations and interface with the criminal justice system.
3. Journal activities performed during the internship.
4. Author a reaction paper regarding the experiences gained at the internship.
5. Comply with all requirements of the internship set by the university and the internship site.
6. Reflect on strengths and weaknesses in the workings and administration at the internship site.
7. Share the internship experience with fellow classmates.
8. Evaluate personal interest in persuing a career in the specific field of the internship site.
Course Assessment: 1. Locate a suitable internship site and complete required paperwork.
2. Prepare a journal detailing the activities performed at the internship site on a daily basis.
3. Maintain regular contact with supervising instructor.
4. Meet with class in the beginning and at the final day of the semester unless otherwise excused in advance.
5. Complete the reaction paper at the conclusion of the internship in APA style.
6. Complete the required amount of internship hours based on the number of credits registered for.
7. Have the internship site supervisor send the required confidential student evaluation to the instructor.
Grading: Complete required hours (depending on credit sought)....60%
Student Journal detailing internship activities.........10%
Reaction Paper about the internship.....................25%
Keep in contact with instructor and class
attendenace as required..................................5%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Failure to maintain contact with the instructor will effect the student's grade. Students should inquire regarding manditory meetings and be present. Late assignments (Journal and Reaction Paper) will result in grade penalty.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students should be present in class as required and prepared to participate. Students should dress and maintain a professional attitude and bearing at internship sites at all times and represent Park University well.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The Journal and Reaction paper are required at the last class meeting. If this class is taken with a group, the final semester meeting day will be used to present a summary of your internship experience to the class.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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