Master Course Outline CJ& 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Master Course Outline
CJ& 101
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Course Description: A survey of the historical development of the criminal justice system to presentday practices. This course studies the development of the police, courts, and correctional agencies in
meeting the demands society has placed on them. Students will explore career opportunities at the
federal, state, and local levels. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies specified elective requirements for the AA
Credits: 5
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL101; READ 090 or placement in college
level reading or instructor permission.
Learning Outcomes:
Develop an understanding of the criminal justice perspective,
Develop an understanding of the critical thinking aspect of criminal justice,
Develop an understanding of criminal justice as a social service agency,
Develop an understanding of the impact criminal justice has on society,
Develop an understanding of the basic requirements in the field of justice,
Develop an understanding of the interactions among government agencies,
Develop an understanding of the necessary literature in the class setting.
Course Resources: Elements of Criminal Justice, Inciardi, PowerPoint presentation, class handouts, field
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this
course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday
of the fourth week for summer). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the grades they
have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work. Students who
are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and financial aid
prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals from all