(S) This course presents an overview of the development of federal and state court systems examining structure, administration, case flow, and interaction with other portions of the criminal justice and govermental systems. Cross-listed as PLSC 209.
(F) This course examines ancient understandings of law, statesmanship, and the good society. Problems relating to these interwoven components of the political arena are considered on both theoretical and practical levels, the first concerning what the relationship of citizen and state should be, the latter involving review of practices as seen through the lives of actual rulers from ancient Greece and Rome. Cross listed as PLSC 382.
Prerequisites: CRJU101 and PLSC101 Prohibited: PLSC382
(S) This course examines the way in which seminal questions with relation to the proper foundations and structures of society have been approached in the modern era. Analysis includes examination of founders, religion, and the military, especially in connection to the concepts of fortune and necessity. Cross listed with PLSC 383.
Prerequisites: CRJU101 and PLSC101 Prohibited: PLSC383
(on demand) Criminal justice practicum consists of an eighty hour field placement in a law enforcement, legal/judicial, or corrections environment. Pre-requisite: CRJU 200 or permission of instructor. Upper division standing.
(F) Course examines and compares structural and plicy attributes of non-American systems of justice. Specific systems considered vary continuously by semester and academic year, and include those outside the Anglo-American and Western traditions. These courses may be used interchangeably for satisfaction of degree requirements for the Criminal Justice major (requires completion of two semester hours).
(S) These two one-hour courses examine and compare structural and policy attributes of non-American systems of justice. Specific systems considered vary continuously by semester and academic year, and include those outside the Anglo-American and Western traditions. These courses may be used interchangeably for satisfaction of degree requirements for the Criminal Justice major (requires completion of two semester hours).
(F) This course involves close examination of fundamental policy questions arising within the system of criminal justice, and involves consideration of the linkages between crime; electoral politics; policies of executive, judicial, legislative, and administrative structures; and the substantive law. This course is an integrative capstone for undergraduate study within the Liberal Education Core and the Criminal Justice programs. Available for upper division elective credit in Political Science. Cross-listed as PLSC 401. Upper division standing.
Prerequisites: CRJU101 and PLSC101 Prohibited: PLSC401
(on demand) The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the issues relating to violence as a component of politics. Topics such as terrorism, warfare, and arms proliferation will be analyzed, as will regional flashpoints such as the Middle East. Cross-listed as PLSC 470. (Odd Years Only).
Prerequisites: PLSC101 and CRJU101 Prohibited: PLSC470
(S, alternates annually with CRJU/PLSC 486) An overview of the United States Supreme Court's interpretations of Articles I, II, and III of the federal constitution. These articles divide the powers of the federal government between three ostensibly co-equal branches. The respective branches may only exercise those powers granted to them by the respective Articles. Powers not delegated to one of the branches are reserved to the states. These two constitutional principles - separation of powers and federaism - invariably generate conflicts between the three branches and between the branches and the various states. The Supreme Court's efforts to arbitrate such conflicts are examined through analysis of its decisions and its efforts to interpret the "plain meaning" of the Constittion's language, and to discern the "intent of the founders". Cross listed as PLSC 483.
Prerequisites: CRJU101 and PLSC101 Prohibited: PLSC483
(S, alternates annually with CPJU/PLSC 483) The development and interpretation of the Constitution examined through analysis of the decisions of the Supreme Court and secondary sources, focusing on the bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. The course serves as an introduction to how our national heritage of civil liberties has been articulated by the Court to form law and legal doctrine over the course of two centuries, including consideratin of the areas of privacy, public morality, defendant's rights, and the death penalty. Pre-requisites: CRJU 201 and 205 or permission of the instructor. Cross-listed as PLSC 486.
Prerequisites: CRJU101 and PLSC101 and CRJU201 and CRJU205 Prohibited: PLSC486
(F) This course will introduce the student to macroeconomic theory including a study of the economizing problem, pure and mixed economics systems, demand and supply, the economic functions of government, national income accounting, the business cycle, employment theory, money and banking and fiscal policy.
(S) This course will introduce the student to microeconomic theory, including demand and supply analysis, elasticity, the production function, price and output determination, costs of production, pricing and employment of resources, and market structures.
(F) This course examines in greater detail the theoretical foundations of fiscal and monetary policy, and allows students to experience macrocomputer models and modeling of macroeconomic issues including indexing, forecasting and analyzing GDP and other macroeconomic data, and use of key economic indicators in determining Federal Reserve policy. Prerequisite: ECON 203. (Even Years Only).
(on demand) This course examines in greater detail the theoretical foundations of consumer demand and production theory. It further enhances understanding of microeconomic concepts by using computer models and empirical analysis of relevant data. Prerequisites: ECON 204, BUAD 303, and COMP 241, or permission of the instructor.
(S) This course allows the student to examine more fully the range of microeconomic topics related to demand and the consumer side of the market equation. It will specifically address ideas such as consumer utility maximization, and consumer survey sample and design. Prerequisites: ECON 204 and BUAD 303. (Even Years Only).
(S) This course is designed to illustrate how business managers can utilize knowledge of economic principles to help make managerial decisions. Topics covered will include: market demand, empirical estimation of demand and/or supply, production and costs, decision under uncertainty, organizational decisions and production decisions. Prerequisites: ECON 204 and BUAD 303. (Odd Years Only).
(F) Objectives of this course include introducing the student to the development of the commercial banking system, the Federal Reserve System and further exploration of fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisite: ECON 203. (Odd Years Only).
(S) This course examines topics in economics that are controversial and noteworthy in analysis and conclusions for policy makers. It requires application of economic theory in both micro- and macroeconomics to selected topics. Prerequisites: ECON 203, 204, and junior standing. (Odd Years Only).
(F) This course studies the societal choice in the use of scarce resources and how it is related to ecosystem survival, environmental quality, and human welfare. Prerequisite: ECON 204 or permission of professor. (Even Years Only).
(S) This course is designed to familiarize the student with the principles and techniques necessary to understand economics in an international setting. Topics covered will include: absolute and comparative advantage, protectionism in various forms, economic decision-making in a global setting, applications of economic theory to multi-national firms, and numerous other international economics topics. Prerequisites: ECON 203, 204, BUAD 303, and junior standing. (Even Years Only).
(on demand) An advanced course of selected topics of interest in the field of Economics. Prerequisite: Business major/minor with junior or senior standing and 21 credit hours in business courses or permission of the department head.