Criminal Justice Minor
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Criminal Justice majors will demonstrate comprehension of the discipline of sociology and its role in contributing to our understanding of social reality.
Objective 1.1: Students can apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles, and concepts to her/his own life.
Objective 1.2: Students can compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations.
Goal 2: Criminal Justice majors will develop knowledge of sociological research methods.
Objective 2.1: Students can design a research study in an area of choice and explain why various methodological decisions were made.
Objective 2.2: Students can run basic statistical analyses to answer research questions.
Objective 2.3: Students can identify and understand how to apply different methodologies (i.e., quantitative vs. qualitative) to the same subject and determine the benefits of each.
Goal 3: Criminal Justice majors will understand how to communicate within their discipline.
Objective 3.1: Students can engage in social scientific technical writing that accurately conveys data findings.
Objective 3.2: Students can orally present research or course material clearly and concisely.
Goal 4: Criminal Justice majors will incorporate the values from the discipline.
Objective 4.1: Students can assess the impact of the negative effects of social inequality.
Objective 4.2: Students can appraise the utility of the sociological perspective as one of several perspectives on social reality.
Goal 5: Criminal Justice majors will understand the operation of culture and social structure.
Objective 5.1: Students can describe the significance of variations by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age, and thus critically assess generalizations or stereotypes for inaccuracy.
Objective 5.2: Students will identify examples of specific policy implications using reasoning about the effects of social structuration.
Goal 6: Criminal Justice majors will be socialized for professional careers and/or further studies.
Objective 6.1: Students can identify a social problem, design ways to address it, and outline feasible steps to accomplish their task.
The minor in criminal justice requires completion of the following:
|SOC 102||Social Problems||3|
|Select two of the following:|
|Theories of Crime|
|Intro to American CJ|
|Social Research Methods I|
|Select one of the following:|
|Crim Courts & Crim Procedures|
|Select any two additional 200 level approved criminal justice course||6|