SENIOR SEMINAR FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Course Number: CJ450
Course Title: Senior Seminar
Instructor: Judge M. Sue Kurita
Term Dates: Spring 2005
Course Times: Fri-5:00-2200,
Site: Fort Bliss
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 senior thesis.
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
The student completing this course will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge in the criminal justice field through the submission of a 15 page thesis.
IV. COURSE ARRANGEMENTS
The class will consist of consultation with the professor, preparation of a thesis and submission and defense of a thesis.
V. CLASS REQUIREMENTS
Students are required to prepare a final thesis 15 pages long (minimum). The student must be prepared to present and defend the thesis (15minutes). Students will be required to submit written critiques of their classmates presentations.
VII .CLASS POLICIES
Class participation is required. Students are responsible for completing all assignments on time; LATE PAPERS WILL BE DOCKED A LETTER GRADE.
The Park College policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced. Academic honesty is non-negotiable.
VIII. GRADING POLICIES
Thesis Paper 85 % of final grade
Presentation and Defense of Thesis 15% of final grade
A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F Below 60%
X. CLASS MEETING AND ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
March 18 Class orientation and student conferences
March 25 Student consultations & Research
April 1 Student consultations & Research
April 8 Student consultation & Research
April 15 Student consultation & Research
April 23 Paper due & Student Presentations
May 6 Student Presentations
Please e-mail or leave a phone message if you need to meet with me outside the assigned class time or date set aside for consultations.
Since the written critiques of fellow classmates presentations are part of the grade, attendance for the presentations is important.
If special equipment is needed for your presentation please let me know by April 20.