The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the research process in the social sciences and, in particular, in the study of criminal justice. This course will focus on the basic principles of quantitative and qualitative research. Basic concepts such as topic selection, research design, sampling, methodology selection, interpretation of data and application of research findings will be considered.
Prerequisite(s): CRMJS 1011 Introduction to Criminal Justice, SOC 1111 Introduction to Sociology, and MATH 1300 Statistics or BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics.
A survey course providing an overall view of the criminal justice system, the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
This introductory course presents the basic processes of human interaction in everyday life while introducing students to the theories and methods governing social inquiry. The sociological perspective is used to study the impact of the forces of culture, socialization, social stratification, race, gender, and population on human thoughts and actions.
Offered in the Adult Undergraduate program only.
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
An introduction to statistics concepts with an emphasis on applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous probability distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting data with emphasis on hypothesis testing as a method for decision making in the fields of business and economics. Procedures include z-tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation, and simple regression.
Cross listed with ECON 2100.
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated proficiency in high school algebra or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)