Justice Studies Course Registration Information
JUST 200 is the first course in the major but it is not a prerequisite for most courses. The key progression requirements are:
Students must have completed JUST 200 (or be enrolled in) in order to sign up for JUST 100. They cannot be taken in the same semester.
Students must have completed JUST 200 (or be enrolled in) in order to sign up for JUST 300. They cannot be taken in the same semester.
Students must have completed JUST 200 (or be enrolled in) and completed MATH 220 in order to sign up for JUST 201. They cannot be taken in the same semester.
Under normal circumstances s tudents must have completed (or be enrolled in) JUST 300 and completed JUST 201 in order to sign up for in JUST 400. They cannot be taken in the same semester. We will waive the requirement to complete JUST 300 before enrolling in JUST 400 during the 2008-2009 academic year.
JUST 100: Advisory
In spite of its low course number this course is geared for juniors and seniors. We focus on resume writing, interviewing skills, looking for internships and looking for jobs.
JUST 225: Justice in American Society
This is an experimental general education course and does not carry credit in the major.
JUST 301: the section to be taught by Mr. Walter Rodgers has been cancelled. We hope to have him teach at JMU again during the 2009-10 academic year. We are looking into the possibility of offering another track B focused JUST 301 and will send information on it later.
JUST 333: Negotiations
This course replaces the SCOM 320/220 requirement for all majors. It will be offered every semester. A very few seats are also available in SCOM 231 and SCOM 331 that will also meet this requirement. Please contact us if you wish to enroll in one of the SCOM sections.
JUST 400: Senior Seminar
We are offering three sections in Spring 09.
This course will examine media constructions of justice. More specifically, what do various media forms have to tell us about justice issues? In the course, we will explore how justice/injustice is portrayed in different media forms, including electronic media and film/television.
Global Justice” Dr. Garriott This course examines the challenges to justice posed by globalization. Topics to be covered include transnational crime, health and human rights, and terrorism and security. The focus will be on the United States in comparative perspective.
What makes adjoining areas move along divergent development paths? For instance, why is East Palo Alto in California poor and crime-prone while neighboring Palo Alto is rich and crime-free? Why is there inter-ethnic violence in Kenya but not in neighboring Tanzania? Participants in the seminar will pick two adjoining areas (neighborhoods / cities / states / countries) of their choice and explore why development paths differ
All students who are doing an honors thesis regardless of what stage in the process they are in or who their advisor is must enroll in JUST 499 A,B or C. The course will meet periodically.
CRJU 215: Introduction to Criminal Justice
This class has been changed to Monday
CROSS TRACK COURSES
We are offering a number of courses this semester that will fulfill requirements in more than one track:
SUMMER 09 NOTES
We tend not to have many JUST courses offered during the summer. At this time we do not have a list of what they might be. We should know by the end of January. Two options to keep in mind:
Internships: They potentially count as a track course depending on the subject matter. It is possible to sign up for internship credits in May and June. You may only do one internship for academic credit. Information about internship requirements is on the department web site.
Justice Studies in Australia: tentative dates May 14-June 1. See Dr. Castle or Dr. Buffington-Vollum for more information.