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Courts and Justice

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
131
Course Credits:
3

Course examines the functions, operations, and decision-making processes of the American criminal court system. The role of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and juries will also be explored. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or departmental permission

Criminal Justice Policy Analysis & Planning

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
430
Course Credits:
3

This course examines how program and policy development may be used in an effort to resolve criminal justice issues. Course will present a comprehensive and structured account of the process of administering planned change in the criminal justice system. Techniques of policy analysis and program evaluation will be applied to real world scenarios. Prerequisite: junior standing or departmental permission.

Criminal Justice Senior Practicum

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
495
Course Credits:
3

The senior practicum provides students with field experience at a criminal justice agency of their choice. Students work closely with NDC Career Services in completing both the on-site and written requirements. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of criminal justice courses and senior standing.

Advanced Research and Analysis

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
455
Course Credits:
3

A continuation of the introductory course, which strives to develop enhanced skill levels, research processes and analytical products. Prerequisites: IP 150, IP 250, IP 253, junior standing.

Africa: A Continental History

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
330
Course Credits:
3

Examines African history from earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries; the ancient African civilizations, the impact of Europe, the colonial era and the development of the modern independent African states. Prerequisite: sophomore or  departmental permission.

African-American History: The Struggle for Freedom and Equality

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
411
Course Credits:
3

An investigation of the role of Black Americans in the history of the United States through the years of slavery, the transition from servitude to freedom and the struggle to acquire equal rights within American society and the special contributions Black Americans have made to the development of the American nation. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

America Ascendant: The United States from 1914 to the Present

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
312
Course Credits:
3

Examines the development of the United States into a world superpower, focusing on the reforms of the New Deal, New Frontier/Great Society and the Civil Rights Movement. Also considered is the assumption of international responsibility through two world wars and the Cold War. Attention is also paid to issues in American diversity and the divisions in the nation resulting from the Vietnam conflict along with recent issues of significance. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

American Constitutional Law

Course Prefix:
HI/PO
Course Number:
315
Course Credits:
3

This course includes a study of the origins and development of the American constitutional system, focusing on Supreme Court decisions through a case study approach to the politics of judicial review, intergovernmental relations, the commerce, taxing and treaty and war powers and the Bill of Rights and their influence on American government and society. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

American Criminal Justice

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
131
Course Credits:
3

This course provides an overview of the American criminal justice system, emphasizing the “system,” its legal actors and political constraints. Course will cover the historical development and will familiarize students with the functions, structure and organization of those criminal justice agencies responsible for the administration of justice in the United States.

American Criminal Justice

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
131
Course Credits:
3

Overview of the criminal justice system that discusses the historical development and operations of the contemporary justice system in the United States, with an emphasis on emerging trends in the concepts and practices of the relevant agencies.

American Diplomacy

Course Prefix:
PO/HI
Course Number:
410
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the evolution of American foreign policy from isolationism to the assumption of international responsibilities. Special attention will be paid to the increasing role of the executive in the making of American foreign policy. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

American Diplomacy

Course Prefix:
HI/PO
Course Number:
410
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the evolution of American foreign policy from isolationism to the assumption of international responsibilities. Special attention will be paid to the increasing role of the executive in the making of American foreign policy. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

American Government and Politics

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
111
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the American political system with emphasis on the fundamental principles, ideas, institutions and processes of modern government.

American Political Parties and Interest Groups

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
340
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the development, structure, and function of political parties and interest groups in the United States. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

American Presidency and Congress

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
317
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the structure and function of the executive and legislative branches of American government. Emphasis is placed on conflict that arises between the President and Congress as well as the role of leadership and policy. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Anthropology

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
210
Course Credits:
3

Prehistoric and contemporary primitive society; implications for advanced societies.

Colloquium on Historical Methodology

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
401
Course Credits:
3

An exploration of the development of historiography as represented in the works of the world’s great historians from ancient times to the present. Consideration will be given to methods of research, evaluation of historical evidence and historical interpretation. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Comparative Politics

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
311
Course Credits:
3

This course examines one of the subfields of political science: comparative political analysis. Various political systems are studied including: European, Asian and African governmental systems. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Competitive (Business) Intelligence

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
351
Course Credits:
3

Explores the actionable information needs of modern business for competitive intelligence and business analysis with an emphasis on practical exercises and the use of open sources. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Cooperative Education (junior status)

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
495
Course Credits:
3

Cooperative Education (Junior Status)

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
495
Course Credits:
3

Corrections in America

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
334
Course Credits:
3

This course explores the historical development, organizational structure, personnel, administration, and inmate social world in the American prison system. Also studied are the areas of probation and parole and their place in the overall concept of rehabilitation and community corrections. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or departmental permission.

Corrections in America

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
334
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the correctional institution, including the history of penology, structure and organization, personnel, and inmate social world within American prisons. Also studied are the areas of probation and parole, and their place in the overall concept of rehabilitation and community corrections in modern society. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Courts and Justice

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
331
Course Credits:
3

An overview and examination of the functions, operations, and decision-making processes of the American court system. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Criminal Justice Policy Analysis & Planning

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
430
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the historical and contemporary efforts to control or prevent crime. Major policies, programs, and strategies will be reviewed and critically analyzed. An emphasis will be placed on the development of analytical skills and the appropriate use of statistical techniques. Computer applications and other practical methods will be presented. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Criminal Justice Senior Research Seminar

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
450
Course Credits:
3

This course is designed to provide criminal justice majors with a capstone experience emphasizing the integration of knowledge acquired in previous courses on the institutions, policies, and practices of the criminal justice system. Students engage in the development and production of a senior level research paper grounded in criminal justice theory and policy literature. Prerequisite: senior standing or departmental permission.

Criminal Law

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
233
Course Credits:
3

Course provides an analysis of the principles of criminal law and those concepts focusing on both the procedural aspects and substantive elements of various crimes. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or departmental permission.

Criminal Law

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
332
Course Credits:
3

An investigation and evaluation of the growth of legal relationships between the individual and government with special attention paid to the problems of law enforcement, including the adjudication of law and the impact of these decisions on both the citizen and the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Ethics in Criminal Justice

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
432
Course Credits:
3

A critical examination of the diverse ethical issues encountered in the criminal justice system. The emphasis will center on making moral, rational, and responsible decisions which will lead to ethical professional behavior. Prerequisite: junior standing or departmental permission.

Ethics in Criminal Justice

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
432
Course Credits:
3

An examination of ethical behavior that will provide criminal justice students with the relevant decision-making skills that will enhance the practitioner’s duty performance as well as the public interest. The emphasis will be on making moral, rational and responsible decisions which will lead to ethical professional behavior. (Must be taken at Notre Dame College.) Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Forging the American Nation: The United States from 1820-1914

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
311
Course Credits:
3

This course traces the growth of the United States during the 19th century. Major themes to be explored include expansion, slavery and sectionalism, reconstruction, industrialism, and imperialism through the Progressive Movement. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

From Colonies to Nation: American History from 1600-1820

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
310
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the emergence of the American nation, from the colonial experience through the revolutionary period and the early national period. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

History and Themes of the Women’s Movement

Course Prefix:
HI/WS
Course Number:
301
Course Credits:
3

A course aimed at exploring how women have shaped and are shaping their own lives and the world. It begins with an overview of the role of women in Western culture since Paleolithic times. Then writers in the First Wave of Feminism (1840-1920) and from the Second Wave (1970 to the present) are surveyed. The course will focus on themes relevant to students and to important current developments for women. Teaching is marked by collaboration, a key element in feminist methodology. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Intelligence and National Security

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
353
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to the process of national security decision-making in the United States with a special emphasis on the role of intelligence in formulating policy. Included is an historical overview of national security politics and practices since World War II, a description of major institutions and processes in national security policy-making, and a survey of significant national security problems and their changing nature in the 21st century. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

International Law

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
411
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the evolution of international law and its role in international relations. The historical development of systems of international law will be traced and major facets of international law, including treaties, maritime law, the rules of war and human rights issues will be examined. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

International Relations

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
312
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the basic factors which motivate nations in their contact with one another, including the modern state system, nationalism and militarism. Problems are discussed arising from conflicting national policies, international institutions and implications for war and peace. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Intro. to World Geography

Course Prefix:
GO
Course Number:
200
Course Credits:
3

This course studies the physical, political and economic aspects of the geography of three major regions of the world.

Introduction to Political Thought

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
220
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the field of political science through an introduction to the major ideas and concepts of political thought. Topics covered include: western political theory from pre-Socrates through the enlightenment and modern times. Relationship of various thinkers to current political climate will also be explored.

Introduction to Social Science Research

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
350
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the research process through the logic of social science inquiry and contemporary techniques of analysis. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Introduction to US Intelligence

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
150
Course Credits:
3

An overview of the scope, elements and history of intelligence activities, with special emphasis on the American experience. Particular attention is paid to the role of intelligence in a democratic society.

Latin America: A Regional History

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
336
Course Credits:
3

An overview of the development of Latin America from the arrival of the indigenous population to the present day. The focus will be on the diversified culture of the region, its role within the Western Hemisphere, and its relationship with the United States. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Latin America: A Regional History

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
336
Course Credits:
3

An overview of the development of Latin America from the arrival of the indigenous population to the present day. The focus will be on the diversified culture of the region, its role within the Western Hemisphere, and its relationship with the United States. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Major Themes in American History

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
200
Course Credits:
3

A thematic survey of the political, economic, cultural development of American civilization from its inception to the present time. Themes will include the colonial experience, the development of the American nation, the national schism, American expansion, the evolution of American foreign policy, the American reform impulse, the growth of presidential power and American diversity.

Methods of Financial Investigation & Research

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
352
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the tools and some of the financial background used by accountants and others in identifying financial fraud. Included is the examination of various types of records (bank, personal, etc.), which are at the center of financial investigation and analysis. Although some attention is paid to “white collar” crime, the course emphasizes the technical aspects involved in the investigation of financial crimes and the analysis of financial data necessary to make a financial case. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Methods of Research and Analysis

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
250
Course Credits:
3

An integrated lecture and applications course that will develop basic skills in writing for intelligence, analysis, presentation and technology. Prerequisite: IP 150.

Ohio History

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
318
Course Credits:
3

Examines the history of Ohio from pre-colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Organized and White Collar Crime

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
335
Course Credits:
3

Course provides the student with a realistic understanding of organized and white-collar crimes in the United States as well as the globalization of both types of activity. The history, business, and attempts by the government to fight both types of crimes will be explored. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or departmental permission.

Politics and the Media

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
345
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the relationships between the press, news media and political decision-makers. Emphasis is on the impact the media has on government and society. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Public Administration: Concepts and Practices

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
325
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the the field of public administration. It introduces the student to public service through current administrative theories and their application to public bureaucracies. Emphasis is placed on practices to improve the quality of public sector administration. Topics include: budgeting, personnel administration, non-profit sector management and performance measurement. This course is especially designed for students interested in public sector employment. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Public Policy in America

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
313
Course Credits:
3

This course examines public policy and the policy making process at all levels of government. Emphasis is on the roles of various participants in the executive and legislative branches as well as private individuals and groups. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Renaissance to Revolution

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
321
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the reawakening of Europe beginning with the Renaissance, followed by the Age of Discovery, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution, concluding with the origins and effects of the French Revolution. Special attention is given to the spread of European culture globally and its initial impact on non-European societies. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Senior Research Seminar

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
450
Course Credits:
3

This course explores research methodology and allows the students to develop a research project based on their interests and needs. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of history and senior standing.

Senior Research Seminar

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
450
Course Credits:
3

This course examines research methodology and allows the students to develop a research project based on their interests and needs. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of political science and senior standing.

State and Local Government and Politics

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
210
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the the institutions, processes and intergovernmental relations at a state and local level. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary issues and problems of state and local governments.

Strategic Intelligence

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
452
Course Credits:
3

This course is divided into three parallel tracks that will cover strategic theory, the practice of strategic intelligence, and the application of those principles to a “real life” problem. Students will participate throughout the course as the member of a group in a large-scale estimative project. This project will require a minimum of two graded papers and two graded presentations, as well as a variety of more modest assignments. Prerequisite: junior or departmental permission.

Supreme Court and Constitutional Law

Course Prefix:
PO/HI
Course Number:
315
Course Credits:
3

This course examines the judicial branch of the federal government and the interpretation of the Constitution by the Supreme Court. This course utilizes a case study approach through landmark decisions of the Supreme Court. The politics of the Court, judicial review, and the impact on American government and society will also be examined. Prerequisite: junior or departmental permission.

Terrorism

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
350
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the origins of terrorism and its evolution in order to develop an understanding of the roots, development, and impact of contemporary worldwide terrorism, especially in the United States. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Classical World and the Transition to Feudalism

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
320
Course Credits:
3

This course explores the development of the European world between 500 BCE and 1000 CE. The development of the classical ancient world and its subsequent collapse is examined, followed by the Dark Ages and the emergence of feudalism, with special attention paid to the political, economic and social aspects of feudal Europe. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Holocaust

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
421
Course Credits:
3

The Making of Modern China

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
334
Course Credits:
3

Focuses on the struggle to remake Chinese society in light of the effects of western imperialism on China. Traditional China is examined briefly, then the course focuses on China’s struggles in the 19th and 20th centuries to throw off foreign encroachment and transform itself into a modern nation. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Middle East: From Islam to Nationalism

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
333
Course Credits:
3

This course examines Middle Eastern history from the time of Muhammad to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries: the origins and spread of Islam, the rise and fall of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires, the era of European imperialism, and the development of the contemporary Middle East. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Passing of the Old Order: Europe in the 20th Century

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
325
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the end of the Balance of Power system and the devastating effects of the two world wars on Europe’s place in the world. Beginning with the origins of World War I through the end of the Cold War, the reduction of western Europe’s dominant position in the world will be investigated. Special attention will be given to the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of fascism, the Holocaust and the origins and effects of the Cold War on Europe. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Role of Police in Contemporary Society

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
333
Course Credits:
3

Course examines the role of police in the administration of justice and the critical issues that impact law enforcement in contemporary society. Topics presented include: the history of policing, basic police operations, subcultural influences, the influence of coercive power, and emerging technologies. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or departmental permission.

The Role of Police in Contemporary Society

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
333
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the role behavior and life of the line officer within the police subculture and in modern society. Among the topics presented are the influence of coercive power, subcultural influences, and personal issues related to loyalty, stress, health, critical incidents, family, and faith. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Transformation of Japan: From Feudalism to Nationhood

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
332
Course Credits:
3

Theory & Applied Criminology

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
235
Course Credits:
3

This course provides a general introduction to the study of criminal behavior from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will examine criminological theories of crime and criminality, offender types, along with current trends and patterns found in crime and delinquency. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or departmental permission.

Theory & Applied Criminology

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
235
Course Credits:
3

An introduction into the history of crime, the sociology of criminal law, the operation of the criminal justice system, focusing on the roles of the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges. Offender types, including conventional, white collar and organized crime are also considered as are theories of causation, victimology, prison, probation, and parole, and current trends and issues in criminology.

Victimology

Course Prefix:
PO
Course Number:
499
Course Credits:
3

Overview of the criminal justice system that discusses the historical development and operations of the contemporary justice system in the United States, with an emphasis on emerging trends in the concepts and practices of the relevant agencies.

Victimology

Course Prefix:
CJ
Course Number:
499
Course Credits:
3

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of victimology and the rediscovery of crime victims by the current justice system. Emphasis is placed on victim’s rights and the criminal justice response to the plight of the victim. Prerequisite: junior standing or departmental permission.

Western Cultures from 1500

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
110
Course Credits:
3

This course will examine the development of the Western World from 1500 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction between European culture and the culture of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia during the periods of colonialism, imperialism and after independence.

Writing for Intelligence

Course Prefix:
IP
Course Number:
253
Course Credits:
3

An introduction into the fundamentals of effective intelligence writing and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the variety of forms of intelligence writing, briefing styles, evaluation of intelligence products, for form and substance and application of various advanced analytic techniques. Prerequisites: IP 150 and EN 110 or equivalent.

“Isms”, Revolution and Imperial Expansion

Course Prefix:
HI
Course Number:
322
Course Credits:
3

Explores the “long century” of European history following the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the eve of World War I. New themes in European thinking are examined, along with the spread of industrialism, the rise of nationalism and the resurgence of imperialism. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.