|This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.|
|Course Title||American Police Systems|
|Prerequisite(s)||Exit or exemption from Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091.|
This course provides an introductory overview of the history, role, organization and problems inherent in public law enforcement in the United States. Special emphasis will be directed to specific issues such as police operations, police discretion, police misconduct, and police ethics in twenty-first century America. Attention will be devoted to the contributions made by women and minorities and to the special problems encountered by nontraditional groups in their quest to become a valued part of the law enforcement profession.
|Expected Educational Results|
As a result of completing this course the student will be able to:
|General Education Outcomes|
This course addresses the general education outcomes of identifying, analyzing, and evaluating social, political, historical forces and communicating effectively through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
1. The Police in American Society
|Assessment of Outcome Objectives|
Tests, a written assignment and a final exam prepared by the individual instructors will be used to determine the course grade, along with any other assignments required by the instructor. The final exam will include a 20-question multiple choice assessment instrument that will count for at least 20% of the grade on the final exam. The assessment instrument will have questions that sample the material found in the above objectives. It is expected that writing skills will be emphasized by the incorporation of a written assignment component in the course.
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