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BIOL 1101 - Nutrition 2 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours BIOL 1101 is an introductory course to the principles of nutrition and its relationship to health. Included are practical applications in daily life as well as nutritional assessments of individuals. Emphasis is on essential nutrients, their supply and function, as related to an individual's well-being. Health promotion and chronic disease are explored in relation to today's society. Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp Course Syllabus
COMM 1010 - Speech 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp, Su Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1050 - Criminal and Constitutional Law 4 Credits; 4 Lecture Hours This course will examine past and current legal cases and court decisions. Emphasis will be placed on the Bill of Rights and specific amendments that pertain to the criminal justice field. The basic concepts of criminal law will also be examined concerning criminal statutes and elements for selected offenses for the State of Ohio. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1090 - Juvenile Delinquency 4 Credits; 4 Lecture Hours This course provides an overview of the current theoretical and methodological issues concerning juvenile delinquency. This course examines the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency. The course is structured to focus on the social construction of delinquency, the development of the juvenile justice system, theoretical explanations of delinquency, and the current research on juvenile delinquency in the United States. The primary objectives of this course are to foster critical thinking about how we define, address, research, punish, and treat delinquency in America. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1150 - Success Skills for Criminal Justice Prof 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course provides students with an introduction to personal vision, leadership, and management concepts. This course further introduces to the student, their role and responsibilities in the field of criminal justice and how to balance this with the demands of their personal life. Topics include interpersonal leadership, empathic communication, creative cooperation, self-renewal, and situational leadership concepts that law enforcement professionals and agencies encounter within the criminal justice field. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2010 - Criminology 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours The purpose of this course is to study crime and criminality in modern society with an emphasis on the underlying assumptions, propositions, and supporting evidence of crime theories. This course examines the multi-disciplinary science of law-making, law-breaking, and law-enforcing. A major emphasis will be placed on the evolution of criminological theories and review of data that assists in predicting where, when, by whom and against whom crimes happen. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2030 - Gangs and Cults 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course is to familiarize the student with the structure, organization, and psychology of gangs. Investigation techniques concerning gang recognition by tattoos, graffiti, and symbols will be included for street, prison and motorcycle gangs. This course will also familiarize the student with various cult organizations. Emphasis will be on recognizing a cult organization as well as non-traditional religious groups. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2110 - Private Security I 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course examines the historical, philosophical, and legal framework of the private security field. Security organization, policies, personnel roles, contract and proprietary security concepts are examined within this course. An emphasis of this course is placed on creating security awareness and relationships with other organizations, discovering security's place/role in the criminal justice system, and examining the practice of privatization in security. Course Syllabus
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. Prerequisite(s): COMPASS writing score of 69 or above OR ACT 18-21 AND eWrite score of 6 OR WRIT0090 with minimum grade of C. COMPASS Reading score of 80 OR READ0080 with a minimum grade of C. Note: Students who have taken DEV 116 and ENG 100 in the past must be retested and placed according to test results. Course Syllabus
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better. Course Syllabus
HUMA 1010 - Introduction to the Humanities 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course is a genre-based introduction to the humanities and the fine arts. The student will explore the six major means of artistic expression within the fine arts: painting, literature, drama, film, photography, and sculpture. The course focuses on an understanding of the genre itself as well as the various critical theories that apply to the fine arts, including but not necessarily limited to mimesis, formalism, didacticism, and postmodernism. Field trips are required in the course. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - Offered based on need. Prerequisite(s): Placement in WRIT0090 or higher; students placed in READ0080 cannot enroll in HUMA1010 until they have completed their reading course. Course Syllabus
PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp Course Syllabus
STAT 1000 - Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces students to common statistical terms and concepts which are widely used to describe data, compute probabilities, estimate parameters, show the degree of relationship between variables, and to make decisions. Emphasis is placed on 'real world' examples and applications. Prerequisite(s): Take MATH-0074 or MTH-103; Course Syllabus
ELECTIVES There are no elective courses required for this degree.




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