Common Courses


Criminal Justice (CRIJ)

CRIJ 1301:

Introduction to Criminal Justice

History and philosophy; nature and impact; overview of criminal justice system; court system.


CRIJ 1306:


The Courts and Criminal Procedure

Structure of American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; sentencing.


CRIJ 1307:


Crime in America

American crime problems: historical perspective, social policy, impact and trends, social characteristics of crime, and prevention.


CRIJ 1310:


Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Nature; historical development; concepts; classification of crime; elements and penalties.


CRIJ 2301:


Community Resources in Corrections

Role of community in corrections; programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues.


CRIJ 2313:

Correctional Systems and Practices

Correctional role; institutional operations; alternatives to institutionalization; treatment and rehabilitation.


CRIJ 2314:

Criminal Investigation

Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; forensic sciences; case and trial preparation.


CRIJ 2323:


Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement

Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional restraints; laws of arrest, search and seizure; police liability.


CRIJ 2328:


Police Systems and Practices

Police profession-organization; role; ethics; community relations.


Economics (ECON)

ECON 2301:

Principles of Economics I

Economic instability and economic growth; monetary, fiscal and related policies designed to cope with these two important problems.


ECON 2302:

Principles of Economics II

Resource allocation, income distribution and international trade; monopoly, oligopoly and competition; labor unions, collective bargaining, tariff regulations and other institutions.


Education (EDUC)

EDUC 1301:

Schools and Society

An enriched and integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides active recruitment and support of undergraduates interested in careers in teaching, especially in high need fields such as secondary math and science education, bilingual education, and special education. The course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field experiences including middle and high school classrooms with varied and diverse student populations, provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introducing and analyzing the culture of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socio-economic, ethnic, and disability-based academic diversity and equity.


English (ENGL)

ENGL 1301; 1302:

Freshman Composition

Rhetoric and composition; practice in expository writing; methods of research and the research essay.


ENGL 2331; 2332; 2333:

Western World Literature

First semester: Classical and medieval literature; Second semester: World literature from Renaissance to the present.


ENGL 2322; 2323:

Survey of English Literature

First semester: Beowulf to Romantic Period; Second semester: Romantic Period to present.


ENGL 2326; 2327; 2328:

American Literature

Study of works of major American writers stressing background, appreciation and development.


French (FREN)

FREN 1411-1412:

Elementary French

Understanding, speaking and pronouncing French.


FREN 2311-2312:

Intermediate French

Grammar review, reading of literary materials, conversation and composition.

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