2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

COM-4710–4760 Independent Study 1–3 hours COM-4710–General Communication–Fa, Sp 1–3 hours COM-4720–Organizational Communication–Fa, Sp1–3 hours COM-4750–Media–Fa, Sp 1–3 hours COM-4760–Forensics–Fa, Sp 1–3 hours Taken to secure an in-depth background in one of the areas of communication. Repeatable to a total of eight credit hours in the field. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. COM-4850 Senior Seminar–Sp 1 hour A transitional seminar to provide students with the opportunity to culminate their academic program and begin the orientation to the professions of communication. The course will prepare students for employment demands, revise resumes, develop interview skills, and establish networking techniques for success in their communication profession. COM-4900 3–12 hours Internship in Communication–Fa, Sp, Su Students are placed with professional organizations to gain experience in actual career situations. Internships depend upon availability. COM-4950 Applied Capstone–Fa, Sp 3 hours This course is the culmination of the major in Communication. It provides an opportunity for students to bring together the academic training and professional skills in a focused application. Students work with an advisor to develop a project culminating their program of study in one of four options selected with approval of the capstone coordinator and the faculty advisor. All capstone projects will be presented in written and/or public forum. Prerequisites: COM-2050 Communication Theory and COM-2220 Quantitative Research or COM-2225 Qualitative Research. (Fee: $15) Criminal Justice (CRJU) CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice–Fa 3 hours Introduction to the discipline and institutions of criminal justice in the United States. Law enforcement, the courts, and corrections will be recognized as a system with interacting and interdependent institutions. An understanding and comprehensive view of the formal criminal justice system is essential. (Fee: $60) CRJU-2200 Criminology–Fa 3 hours Introduction to the major criminological perspectives regarding crime causation. Selected notorious crimes are considered as case studies to enhance understanding of each perspective. Crosslisted as CRJU or SOC. CRJU-2310 Juvenile Delinquency–Fa 3 hours Study and assessment of causal theory and problems of correction and prevention of delinquency. Crosslisted as CRJU or SOC (Fee: $15) CRJU-2840 Concepts of Chemical Dependency–Fa 3 hours Available to all students. This course presents an overview of the social, economic, political, legal, spiritual, and ethical considerations concerning the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs in our culture. A primary emphasis of the course includes application of a biblical perspective to assess use of various philosophies and perspectives on drugs and abuse. Treatment and prevention options for individuals and families will be discussed. Crosslisted as CRJU, PYCH, SOC, or SWK. CRJU-3300 Corrections–Fa 3 hours In-depth consideration of probation, penology, and community supervision sectors of the field of criminal justice. (Fee: $30) CRJU-3310 Corrections Administration–Fa 3 hours Contemporary issues related to management of correctional organizations from the administrator’s perspective within the context of legal and political parameters. Prerequisite: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. CRJU-3350 Criminal Law–Sp 3 hours Focuses on the general classification of criminal offenses, rules of construction, burden and degree of proof, jurisdiction and venue, limitations to criminal prosecution, requirements for criminal liability, culpable mental states, defenses to criminal liability, and elements of criminal offenses. Prerequisite: CRJU1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. CRJU-3360 American Judicial System–Fa 3 hours An introduction to federal and state court systems, duties and responsibilities of the prosecutor, defense counsel, jury, and judge including related topics ranging from plea bargaining to sentencing. Prerequisite: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. CRJU-3390 Criminal Evidence–Sp 3 hours Focuses on the evidence process applicable to criminal case preparation and presentation in court. Emphasis on types of evidence, tests of admissibility, objections, weight of evidence, witness competency and credibility, defenses, suppressions, order of evidence presentation at trial, and rules of evidence. Prerequisite: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. CRJU-3400 Criminal Procedure–Sp 3 hours Pertains to procedural law, which governs the enforcement of substantive criminal law. Emphasis on legal authority of law enforcement personnel and rights of the accused person with a review of pertinent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Consideration is given to various procedural stages from criminal charges through post-conviction appeal. Prerequisite: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. CRJU-3500 3 hours Foundations of Emergency Management–Sp Intensive study of the community structures that are in place to prepare for, and respond to, community emergencies. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the various government, nongovernment, and private agencies and organizations that participate in the community preparedness schema, the process of communicty emergency planning, and the risks and realities of serious emergencies in our communities. Students will critically interact with previous American disasters and the impact of policies and practices in their outcomes. Also, students will be guided to how they can positively contribute to the resiliency of their community and what to do in the event of a serious emergency event. Prerequisite: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. (even years) CRJU-3700 3 hours Financial Management for Social Science Professionals–Sp Biblical principles of personal financial responsibility and their importance for honoring God, a Christian testimony, and avoiding monetary-corruptive influences in a criminal justice career. Topics in this area include: the biblical basis of work, budgeting, giving, tithing, spending, saving, debt, investing and financial stewardship. Prerequisites: CRJU 1000-level core courses; ECON-2110 Essentials of Economics; or permission of instructor. CRJU-3990 Criminal Justice Internship–Fa, Sp, Su 3–12 hours This internship places students in a professional criminal justice setting where they will gain insight into the practical and challenging situations of a career in criminal justice. Under supervision, students will apply classroom knowledge and contribute to agency operations. Students may earn up to 12 credit hours. Prerequisite: CRJU 1000 and 2000-level core courses or program director’s permission. CRJU-4150 Homeland Security–Sp 3 hours This course is a study of the four central missions of domestic security. These areas are: domestic security, emergency preparedness, intelligence gathering and communication, and policy making. Prerequisite: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice. Page 238 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Course Descriptions COM-4710 – CRJU-4150