CJ 301 Juvenile Justice
The juvenile justice system is examined with an emphasis on its difference from the judicial system for adults. This course tracks the historical development of the system and examines the different approaches followed by the court and correctional authorities of various jurisdictions.
CJ 316 Introduction to Corrections
An overview of the history and contemporary development of the field of corrections. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to articulate philosophies of punishment, discuss correctional law and inmate rights, and evaluate correctional programs to rehabilitate correctional clients.
PSYC 209 Social Psychology
The purpose of this course is to introduce the field of social psychology. There are three major sub-goals: (1) To introduce the ways in which social psychologists think about and approach the world. One of the recurring themes will be that social psychology relies on experimental studies of the social processes that surround us in everyday life. The results of such experiments sometimes do, and sometimes do not, support intuitions that people might have about social behavior. (2) To introduce the body of knowledge and underlying principles that currently exist in the field. (3) To encourage thought about the implications of social-psychological research for daily life. Prerequisites: SOC 100 or PSYC 131.
PSYC 240 Theories of Personality
This course focuses on the principles and theories of normal personality development and adjustment, with emphasis on stress, coping skills and communication. By completing this course, students should be able to explain how to cope with common problems encountered at each stage of the adult lifecycle, demonstrate an awareness of how to derive greater fulfillment from his/her relationships with others, show improved communication skills by learning the basic ways people communicate, and identify his/her own needs and motives, and analyze how these impact on our relationships by discussing the role of childhood experiences, physical constitution, and the environment in forming our needs and motives. Prerequisites: PSYC 131.
SOC 320 Social Organizations
A study of the structures and processes of social organization – from the small group to complex bureaucratic institutions. Attention will be devoted to exploring the nature of life in an “organizational society” and the relationship of organizations to their social, cultural, political, economic, and natural environment. Those who successfully complete the course will be able to identify basic principles of social organizations, as well as to analyze and evaluate specific organizations. Prerequisites: SOC 100.