Japanese

Justice Studies


Japanese

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

JAPN 101-102. Elementary Japanese

4 credits each semester. Offered fall and spring

The fundamentals of Japanese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour of work each week in the language laboratory.

JAPN 231-232. Intermediate Japanese

3 credits each semester. Offered fall and spring

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Japanese or equivalent.


Justice Studies

College of Arts and Letters

JUST 100. Justice Studies Proseminar

1 credit. Offered fall and spring

This course is designed to introduce students to the Justice Studies major by focusing on academic and career advisement. Topics will include: how to select a meaningful program of study, defining and pursuing advanced research projects, identifying and arranging internships, finding and using literature in justice related academic fields, and anticipating a career in justice related fields. Prerequisites: JUST 200 and admission to the Justice Studies major.

JUST 200. Introduction to Justice Studies

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course offers students an introduction to the field of justice studies.
It includes an examination of moral, philosophical and political definitions of justice and injustice and a history of their development; the distinctions and commonalities between various “kinds” of justice, e.g., criminal social, environmental; a discussion of classic and contemporary theorists and practioners of justice and their impact on societal understanding of the concepts of justice and injustice. Prerequisites: Declaration of Justice-preparation.

JUST 201. Justice Research Methods

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course provides students with the tools necessary for conducting independent research in the area of Justice Studies. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are covered. A term project, in which the skills covered in the course are applied, is a significant part of the class. Prerequisites: JUST 200 and a statistics course (e.g., Math 220).

JUST/PUAD 215. Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

An introduction to the development of the American criminal justice system from early English beginnings to the present in its three dimensions: police, courts, and corrections.

JUST/PSYC 255. Abnormal Psychology for Law Enforcement Personnel

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course for students interested in becoming law enforcement professionals critically examines psychological normality and abnormality. The course focuses on description and causes of abnormal behavior likely to be encountered by law enforcement professionals, and on intervention options for police officers. May not be taken by psychology majors, or students who have completed PSYC 250 OR PSYC 335. Prerequisite: GPSYC 101 and JUST 200.

JUST 300. Perspectives on Comparative Justice

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course provides an overview of the various systems of justice existent in different cultures throughout the globe. The emphasis here is on legal systems and the ways in which they are used to promote - or not promote - justice. The course also includes a discussion of such topics as war, peace, terrorism, political and social oppression, and the ways in which these phenomena are either created by or ameliorated by justice systems. Prerequisite: JUST 200 and admission to the major.

JUST 301. Special Topics in Justice Studies

3 credits. Offered spring

This course provides an examination of topics which are of current interest in the field of Justice Studies. The class may be repeated for credit when course content changes. Prerequisite: JUST 200 and admission to the major.

JUST/PSYC 314. Police Psychology

3 credits. Offered once every other year

This course explores the role of psychology in various aspects of police work, and examines how psychological research and methods can assist police departments and police officers in reaching law-enforcement goals. Prerequisite: GPSYC 101 and JUST 200.

JUST/PSYC 316. Human Development and Crime

3 credits. Offered once a year

This course examines how psychological research and theory shed light on the development of criminal careers, the factors that protect children and adolescents from becoming criminals, how being a victim of crime influences well-being, and the efficacy of rehabilitation. Special attention will be paid to the knowledge base on delinquency and childhood/adolescent victimization. Prerequisite: GPSYC 101.

JUST/SOCI 325. Criminology

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

Study of the extent, causes and possible deterrents to crime including murder, assault, white-collar offenses and organized crime, with attention to the role of the victim and policy implications. Prerequisites: Recommendation of the instructor and permission of the director.

JUST/SOCI 326. Victimology

3 credits. Offered every two years

This course provides an overview of various perspectives (social, psychology, legal, etc.) on the experience of victimization. Explanations of the phenomenon are discussed in the context of responses to various types of victimization.

JUST/POSC 392. Peace Studies

3 credits. Offered spring

A study of the evolution, theory and practice of peace studies. The course focuses on how we wage and resolve conflict, how we affect social change, and how we provide for security through nonviolent means.

JUST 400. Senior Seminar in Justice Studies

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This is the capstone course for the Justice Studies major. Students are expected to enter JUST 400 with a proposed area of study, and will spend the semester in developing a thesis. Class discussion and review of individual projects along with oral presentation of work are integral parts of the course. Students are expected to produce a piece of original scholarship related to their study in the major. Prerequisites: JUST 200, JUST 201, admission to the major and senior standing.

JUST 401. Internship in Justice Studies

4 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course allows students to receive academic credit for work experienced in an agency or organization related to the Justice Studies major. Students should consult the Justice Studies director for assistance in arranging approved internships. Prerequisite: JUST 200, JUST 201. Successful completion of four additional JS courses.

JUST 402. Advanced Research in Justice Studies

3 credits. Offered fall and spring

This course is designed to give students a context in which to pursue advanced research in a Justice Studies context. It is especially appropriate for students interested in graduate study in the field. Prerequisite: JUST 200, JUST 201. Successful completion of four additional JS courses.