CRJ 111 : College Success Seminar for Criminal Justice

This foundational course is for all Criminal Justice majors and should be taken in their freshman year - first semester. In this course, strategies and resources that promote general college success are explored and applied to relevant topics in the field of Criminal Justice. Students also begin to reflect on what it means to be a Criminal Justice professional, acquire technical competencies needed to be successful in this major, and conduct both academic and internet research. The requirements of both the Career and Transfer Programs will be discussed, as well as the Internship Programs and employment opportunities. Students engage with course content through an active learning environment that may include discussions, readings, service-learning projects, and lectures. Critical reading, thinking, and writing are stressed. The importance of ethics in Criminal Justice will be examined in detail. Students are encouraged to enroll in sections of CRJ 111 linked with sections of CRJ 101 specifically designated as Learning Communities for Criminal Justice. One lecture hour per week.
1. Students will utilize college and program resources that are relevant to Criminal Justice majors, including opportunities for service learning. 2. Students will identify program and college (print and e) resources to demonstrate knowledge of program, college, state standards and codes of ethics related to being a Criminal Justice Career or Transfer major. 3. Students will apply personalized learning/study skills and evaluate the impact of learning differences to their chosen profession. 4. Students will utilize skills required for success in Criminal Justice professions and formulate academic and career goals that are appropriate for their personal situation and chosen future goals.