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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

January 10, 2002 (g)

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Criminal Justice Administration has proposed the following curricular changes:

 

#1 Curricular Action: 6 Course Deletions

(1) Course: CJA 240 Organized Crime

Rationale: Demand and materials for this area allow this course to be more appropriately covered by the CJA 496 Selected Topics course.

(2) Course: CJA 256 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

Rationale: Course is being combined with CJA 257, Correctional Institutions and Services, to form a new course.

(3) Course: CJA 257 Correctional Institution and Services

Rationale: Course being combined with CJA 256 to form a new course

(4) Course: CJA 326 Court Management

Rationale: Special Area of interest which can be covered by the CJA 496 Selected Topics course on an as needed basis

(5) Course: CJA 340 Management of Volunteers in CJA

Rationale: Topic no longer in an area of major interest in the criminal justice field. Any future demand can be covered by the CJA 496 Special Topics course.

(6) Course: CJA 356 Correctional Law

Rationale: Topic no longer in an area of major interest in the criminal justice field. Any future demand can be covered by the CJA 496 Special Topics course.

 

#2 Curricular Action: 10 course changes

(1) Purpose and Nature of the Change: Number and title change to better reflect the true content of the course and its sequencing in the major Old Number, Title: CJA 202 Introduction to Law Enforcement New Number, Title: CJA 200 Survey of Policing

(2) Purpose and Nature of the Change: Number and title change to better reflect the true content of the course and to allow course to count as an upper level class. Present course content is sufficient for this change in numbering. Old Number, Title: CJA 251 Police Community Relations New Number, Title: CJA 261 Community Policing

(3) Purpose and Nature of Change: Number change to allow the course to count as an upper level class. Present course content is sufficient for this change in numbering. Old Prefix, Number: CJA 252. New Prefix, Number: CJA 262

(4) Purpose and Nature of the Change: Title change to CJA 100 to better reflect the true content of the course. Old Course Title: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice. New Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice

(5) Purpose and Nature of the Change: Title change to CJA 201 to better reflect the true content of the course. Old Course Title: Introduction to Corrections Administration. New Course Title: Survey of Corrections

(6) Purpose and nature of the change: Change prerequisites for CJA 336 -Criminalistics. New pre-requisites are sufficient preparation for the course. Old prerequisites: CJA 262 and "permission of the instructor." New Prerequisite: CJA 100, CJA 200

(7) Purpose and nature of the change: Add prerequisite for CJA 401, Advanced Industrial Security. This prerequisite allows for proper preparation for this advanced course. Prerequisite: CJA 301 Industrial Security

(8) Purpose and nature of the change: Add prerequisites for CJA 453, Police Organization and Administration. Insure that students will be prepared for this course. Prerequisites: CJA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJA 200 Survey of Policing

(9) Purpose and nature of change: Title change to better reflect the true content of the course. Old course title: CJA 324 Administration of Justice New Course title: CJA 324 Judicial Criminal Process

(10) Purpose and nature of change: Remove the credit cap on CJA 496, Selected Topics. The selected Topics course will be used to cover additional deleted courses on an as needed basis. Prerequisite: Remove the nine credit course restriction.

 

#3 Curricular Action: New Course Proposals

(1) Course name and number: CJA 267 Community and Institutional Corrections

Purpose and nature of course: to identify and describe the major components of the American correctional system in the twenty first century, and review the major challenges that face federal and state probation, parole and correctional agencies, with a clear understanding of how current events often influence correctional policy making. With each major section and contemporary issue and challenge, the student will be directed to outside academic professional and current readings with describe the issue from these different perspectives. There will be a strong effort at incorporating the political and current news-breaking stories which shape correctional policy-making at both the national and state level.

(2) Course name and number: CJA 490 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Purpose and nature of the course: This course will serve as the final required undergraduate criminal justice course. It will expose students to current problems facing criminal justice agencies and new topics being examined by academic criminal justice communities.

 

#4 Curricular Action: Program Change Proposal

Purpose and nature: These changes bring our program into line with changes that have occurred in the Criminal Justice discipline during the past two decades. They also improve our ability to better track and accommodate our student and departmental needs. Changes:

Course Deletions:
CJA 240 Organized Crime

CJA 256 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

CJA 257 Correctional Institutions and Services

CJA 326 Court Management

CJA 340 Management of Volunteers in CJA

CJA 356 Correctional Law

Course Number and/or Title Changes (Old Number/ Title)

CJA 100 Introduction to (the Administration of) Criminal Justice

CJA 200 (202) Survey of Policing (Introduction to Law Enforcement)

CJA 201 Survey of Corrections (Intro to Corrections Administration)

CJA 261(251) Community Policing (Police Community Relations)

CJA 262(252) Investigation and Interrogation

CJA 324 Judicial Criminal Process (Administration of Justice)

New Courses:

CJA 267 Community and Institutional Corrections

CJA 490 Senior Seminar

Change in Prerequisites:

CJA 261 Add CJA 100,CJA 200

CJA 262 Add CJA 100, CJA200

CJA 336 Remove CJA 252 /"or permission of the instructor"

CJA 401 Add CJA 301

CJA 453 Add CJA 100,200

CJA 496 Remove 9 credit cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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