CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Just.
SP 2008 HO
Getty, Carol P.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, University of Missouri - Kansas CityMS, Arizona State UniversityBA, Wellesley College
Monday:10-12 ;Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 to 12:30; Wednesday 9-11
January 14 - May 9, 2008
1:50 - 4:40 PM
EN 105, EN 106, passing the Writing Competency Test (WTC), and be of senior standing
Textbook: No textbook is required for this course. Students will be responsible for obtaining the articles to be studied in the course. Books about writing a thesis will be on reserve in the Parkville Library and/or from the professor
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CJ 450 is the capstone course in criminal justice and counts as English 306. My educational philosophy requires that students graduating from Park University with a criminal justice major be knowledgeable about all components of the criminal justice system regardless of their major emphasis. Furthermore, they should be conversant with current issues in the field and demonstrate that they can participate in a seminar class. They will write a thesis which is acceptable to the Criminal Justice Department of Park University and defend it.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Participation.. Specific assignment of articles will be done during the first class period. All articles should be read prior to the assigned days . You will be graded on your participation in discussion of these articles and on your discussion of thesis topics. If you are not present or if you haven't read the material, your class participation grade will be lowered.
Tests. There will be two tests covering the text and class discussions. An hour and 1/2 or a half of a class period will be devoted to taking these tests. Test will be primarily essay type; they will include some choice. There is no final in this course.
Presentation. Students will defend their thesis in a prepared 10 - 15 minute presentation in front of the class and guests. Appropriate dress and interesting presentations are required for an excellent grade.
Unless otherwise announced, grades will be based on the following:
TOTAL 100% 1000 points
In computing grades, the following scale will ordinarily be used, although I reserve the right to make adjustments: A = 90-100%, B = 80-89%, C = 70-79%, D = 60-69%, F = less than 60%
Any assignments are due at the beginning of class. Students will receive a lesser grade for any assignments that are late.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. Legitimate absences include student illness, death in the immediate family, approved activities where students represent the college. As the instructor, I reserve the right to make the final decision on what absences are legitimate and when make-ups will be allowed or given. Generally tests will not be given after they have been taken by the class; they will NEVER be given once the graded tests have been returned to the class. Also, a late thesis will NOT be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Introduction to course, discussion of thesis topics, and selection of partners/groups
Thesis statement and explanation - Articles 1 and 2
Tentative annotated bibliography for thesis is due- Articles 3 and 4
Outline for thesis is due- Articles 5 and 6
Introduction chapter is due- Articles 7 and 8
Methodology or review of literature chapter is due - Articles 9 and 10
Methodology or review of literature chapter is due - Articles 11 and 12
First draft of thesis is due- Articles 13 and 14
Second draft or final draft of thesis is due- Articles 15 and 16
Final draft of thesis is due
Defense of thesis
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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
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