CLASS

Graduate Courses

CRJU 7434 Quantitative Research Design

Study of the role of theory, research design, sampling, measurement and instrumentation, data collection, and ethical issues related to social scientific research.

CRJU 7436 Qualitative Research Design

Analysis and practice of qualitative methodology in social science. Topics may include participant observation, ethnographic methods, interviews, case studies, content analysis, archival research and other innovative techniques.

CRJU 7437 Statistics for Social Sciences

Study of the techniques and statistics necessary to design and interpret quantitative social scientific research.

CRJU 7631 Theories of Crime and Deviance

Examination of both classical and contemporary explanations of crime and deviance, including, but not limited to: control, learning, strain, labeling, rational choice, conflict and theoretical integration.

CRJU 7632 Seminar in Criminal Justice

Exploration of a selected topic in criminal justice of interest to groups of students, including, but not limited to policing, corrections, courts, or the law, which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University.  Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU 7633 Seminar in Criminology

Exploration of a selected topic in criminology of interest to groups of students which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University.  Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU 7891 Independent Study in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Independent examination of graduate course topics offered in the criminal justice and criminology curriculum of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology following guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

CRJU 7892 Directed Research in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Participation in an independent or group research project.  More than three hours of credit for directed research may be earned, but only three hours may be applied to the completion of minimum hours required for the M.A. Degree in Social Sciences with concentration in Criminal Justice and Criminology.  Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

CRJU 7790 Practicum

Designed as an educational placement to give graduate students a practical experience in a vocationally-appropriate setting.

CRJU 7999 Thesis

Research thesis. Prerequisite(s): Permission of major professor.

 

Suggested Course Plan

Semester 1

SOCI 6638 Proseminar

2 electives

Semester 2

CRJU 7631 Theories of Crime and Deviance

CRJU 7437 Statistics for Social Science

1 elective

Semester 3

CRJU 7434 Quant or CRJU 7436 Qual Research Design

2 electives OR 1 elective and thesis

Semester 4

Thesis or practicum

1 or 2 electives

Last updated: 5/1/2015

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