CJ 200 Criminology
F2Z 2007 ML
B. S. Major = Sociology, Minor = PsychologyMasters of Human Services
October 15 to December 16, 2007
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: "Criminology Today, 4th Edition", Schmalleger, Frank, Pearson Prentice Hall Publishing, 2006.
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Educational Philosophy: Instructor Grove's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive. Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ200, all students will complete an essay, 6-8 pages (1,500 to 2,000 words) in length (excluding the cover sheet and bibliography pages) which compares and contrasts two of the theories of crime and criminal activity discussed in the course. You are free to select the theories you wish to examine. It is also acceptable to compare or contrast theories from different disciplines. In other words, you may choose to compare one of the sociological theories with a similar perspective in the psychological theories. Your essay should consider the historical foundations of the study of criminal behavior; and examine ways in which society responds to criminal behavior in terms of prevention and punishment. The paper should be written in APA format and have at least four sources, three of which should be sources not covered in the course. The essay should contain a title page, an outline, and a bibliography.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Mid Term 25%
Oral Presentation 15%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept late assignments. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of zero? If students know they are going to miss class it is their responsibility to submit the assignment prior to the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or providing items from missed classes. 2. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Class participation is evident in your grades through the oral presentations, chapter discussions, etc. Assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions. 3. No makeup exams will be given unless the student makes arrangements to take tests prior to the due date, if they are not going to be present. 4. 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 a hard drive can crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:10/2/2007 12:26:44 AM