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Document Type

Program Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2006-2007 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 16, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Social Science and Criminal Justice Studies: Peter Stevenson, Coordinator Phone: 8-2904 Email: pstevens@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Social Science and Criminal Justice Studies: Peter Stevenson, Coordinator Phone: 8-2904 Email: pstevens@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: Criminal Justice Studies Minor, 24 credits PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Program addition Change in requirements Program redesign Program deletion Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the program information, as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm 24 credits This minor develops knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, law, administration, and policy. Courses also involve the study of issues and conditions confronting and changing the criminal justice system. Core Courses 8 credits * IICJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies * SOC 340 Criminology Elective Courses 16 credits minimum * Students must select three additional courses from the Depth Courses list and one course from the Breadth Courses list. Please note that special topics courses may be available. Please contact the Criminal Justice Studies Coordinator for a list of qualified topics courses. Furthermore, the student should be aware that some of the courses listed below have prerequisites that must be met or waived by the instructor of record before they can be registered for the course. Depth Courses 12 credits * Select three of the following: o CJS 290 Topics in Criminal Justice Studies o HIST 390 Studies in History (Course must be approved by the coordinator to count toward the minor.) o PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law o POSC 316 Constitutional Law o PSYC 495 Seminar in Psychology (Course must be approved by the coordinator to count toward the minor.) o SOC 361 Juvenile Delinquency o SOC 363 Corrections o SOC 461 White-Collar Crime o SAFE 301 Loss Prevention Breadth Courses 4 credits * Select one of the following: o HLSC 200 Alcohol and Other Drugs: The Fundamentals o HLSC 285 Health in Society o IHPHIL 100 Logical Argumentation o PHIL 320 Ethics o PHIL 313 Philosophy and the Holocaust o POSC 312 Public Policy Analysis o POSC 215 Public Administration o PSYC 221 Social Psychology o SAFE 101 Safety Awareness PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Specify degree, major, option, specialization or minor as appropriate. Provide the proposed program in its entirety and as it would appear in the KSC Catalog. If this change affects other programs, please note all the places (page numbers in the current catalog) where this change must be made. 24 credits This minor develops knowledge of the criminal justice system, theories of criminal behavior, law, administration, and policy. Courses also involve the study of issues and conditions confronting and changing the criminal justice system. Core Courses 8 credits * IICJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies * SOC 340 Criminology Elective Courses 16 credits minimum * Students must select three additional courses from the Depth Courses list and one course from the Breadth Courses list. Please note that special topics courses may be available. Please contact the Criminal Justice Studies Coordinator for a list of qualified topics courses. Furthermore, the student should be aware that some of the courses listed below have prerequisites that must be met or waived by the instructor of record before they can be registered for the course. Depth Courses 12 credits * Select three of the following: o CJS 201 Corrections o CJS 290 Topics in Criminal Justice Studies o HIST 390 Studies in History (Course must be approved by the coordinator to count toward the minor.) o PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law o POSC 316 Constitutional Law o PSYC 495 Seminar in Psychology (Course must be approved by the coordinator to count toward the minor.) o SOC 275 Deviance and Social Control o SOC 361 Juvenile Delinquency o SOC 461 White-Collar Crime o SAFE 301 Loss Prevention Breadth Courses 4 credits * Select one of the following: o HLSC 200 Alcohol and Other Drugs: The Fundamentals o HLSC 285 Health in Society o IHPHIL 100 Logical Argumentation o PHIL 320 Ethics o PHIL 313 Philosophy and the Holocaust o POSC 312 Public Policy Analysis o POSC 215 Public Administration o PSYC 221 Social Psychology o SAFE 101 Safety Awareness PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: Identify the knowledge and/or skills the student will have an opportunity to gain as a result of completing this program of study, or state knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate by completion of this program of study. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . • To apply a liberal arts perspective to understand the criminal justice system • To define, explain, and critically assess the function of the U.S. criminal justice system • To identify and understand major steps in the judicial/legal process. • To understand criminality from various perspectives (psychological, sociological, philosophical, historical and political). • To analyze the law within a changing political, historical, economic, moral and cultural context. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. This is simply an addition two new courses, Soc 275 and CJS 201 to the depth list for the CJS Minor. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. Additional resources are not required. Both of these courses have been offered in the past and are adequately staffed. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No additional resources will be required. I (Peter Stevenson) have been working with the library to expand their criminology and criminal justice holdings over the past 5 years; their current holdings in this area are adequate. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) See the attached opinions from the following affected departments: • Sociology/Anthropology

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

CJS Program Proposal

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