CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
SP 2007 HO
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. History & Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia 1973J.D. University of Missouri-Columbia 1975
Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
January 16 - May 11, 2007
1:50 - 4:40 PM
EN105, EN106, passing the WCT and senior standing
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points.
2. Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences. You are either present or absent. To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor by the beginning of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This is a senior level course, and the expectation is that you will function at that level. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and individual guiding in preparing the senior thesis. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade.
4. Examinations. There will be no examinations in this course.
5. There will be periodic written assignments in this course. Further information about these will be provided in the website for this course.
6. Senior Thesis. A senior thesis is required in this course. The specifics of this requirement and the rubric for scoring this requirement will be developed the first class meeting.
7. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/5/2007 3:04:12 PM