|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.|
|Prerequisite(s)||Exit or exemption of Learning Support reading or all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091.|
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Criminology. The concepts of “crime” and “criminality” will be explored, with an emphasis on criminological theory. Various explanations of criminal behavior will be explored and critically assessed by students. Particular attention will be based on the historical contexts from which different crimes and explanations of crime come into being. Students will learn to identify, articulate, and defend different theoretical positions and viewpoints. The goal of this course is not to present one unified criminological theory but rather to expose students to a variety of thought concerning crime, criminality, and the criminal justice system.
|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. Crime, Law, and Criminology
|Assessment of Outcome Objectives|
Tests, a written assignment and a final exam prepared by the instructor 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 a 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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