• Criminology and the American Justice System

    Criminology and the American Justice System

    As its focal point, this course covers the study of crime and deviant behavior in society. Students will study conformity, deviance, types of crime, violent crime, organized crime, white collar crime, legal terminology, elements/workings of the criminal justice system and crime scene investigation. Connections will be made between the material being studied in class and the students’ everyday lives. Students will be able to analyze primary source information presented, identify cause and effect relationships, and provide explanations for current criminal justice issues facing the United States.

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  • General Psychology

    General Psychology

    The General Psychology course is intended to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The course content will reflect a survey approach to covering components of the major fields within the psychology discipline. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives in studying and understanding human behavior and mental processes. Students will be expected to utilize scientific reasoning and critical analysis to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of course content and also to consider direct applications of concepts to their daily lives.

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  • Conflict and Issues in Our World Today

    Conflict and Issues in Our World Today

    In this one-semester elective course, students will examine current events that are impacting the world on a local, regional, and global scale. Topics will include political and social issues such as immigration policy, terrorism and the role of the U.S. in world affairs. Additionally, students will analyze the causes of conflict, both in the present and past, and the effect of social conflict on society today. The study of conflict will encompass many different topics, including war, socio-economic class conflict, racial conflict, and political conflict. The students will discuss various alternative strategies to conflict, and debate alternative methods of problem solving and conflict resolution. Students will be able to analyze information presented, identify cause-and-effect relationships, develop foreign and domestic policy, and provide explanations for current issues facing the United States and the world.

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