CRIJ280 Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice

I. Course Number and Title
CRIJ280 Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
CRIJ100 (C or better) and permission of the department.
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students will be engaging in work with an outside agency as agreed upon among the student, the Criminal Justice coordinator and the said agency. The number of hours in placement will vary with the agency/department to which the student is assigned but in no case will be less than three hours per week for 13 weeks. In addition, students will meet with their assigned faculty member at least three times per semester. Total time allotted will be a minimum of 2540 minutes.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces students to field work directly related to the student’s academic preparation and career objectives. The major areas of focus include partaking in actual field work, observing real-life situations of the working professional and their clients, and comparing academic theory to field work observations.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. analyze the operations and procedures of said governmental or criminal agency;
      2. compare and contrast academic theory to field work observations of said operations and procedure of said agency.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. topics will vary with the individual student assignment
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals is based on an evaluation of the student by his/her agency supervisor along with assignments and papers based on performance tasks.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date -10/00; Revised 4/2011