NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Criminology

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Criminology
    B. Course Number: SO 223C - 30355
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Reed, Kenneth
    G. Office: Heidel Hall (HH) 212
    H. Email Address: KReed@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2810
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 9:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Monday: 7:00:00 PM-9:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Thursday: 7:00:00 PM-9:00:00 PM (MST);
    Fall 2016 office schedule work phone 575-492-2810, C-575-394-9703 Kreed@nmjc.edu & canvas e-mail I will respond within a 24 hr period.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is a study of criminal behavior within society. Definitions, trends, theories, treatments, control of crime in addition to its victims are all examined within the framework of the criminal justice system. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of Criminology.This course has transferability to other colleges, but it is always advisable to check with the receiving four-year school.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Adler,Freda., Mueller, O.W. Gerhard., Laufer,William S., CRIMINOLOGY 8th edition
    ISBN-978-0-07-802642

    Suggested:

    None

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    This course is online.

    ONLINE EXAMS
    There will be weekly online exams throughout the semester, except the first, fifteenth, and sixteen weeks. These online exams are taken from textbook and online lectures and materials. Exams are worth 30 points each for a semester total of 420 points.

    ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
    There will be pertinent topics that will be used for weekly online discussion. Students will provide meaningful dialogue with one another through quality contribution that delivers more than mere agreement or disagreement but provides ideas, thoughts and perceptions that add to the discussion. For full credit, students will respond to the topic and then comment on at least two other student's remarks. Discussions are worth 15 points each for the semester total of 240 points.

    Semester Writings
    Four Semester writings are required. The topic of these papers will be a relevant subject for the course of Criminology. Expect this paper to be at least 2 pages in length. Required APA format. (I encourage everyone to study up on the APA writing format to increase educational success). Each writing is worth 85 points for a semester total of 340 points.

    Evaluation Breakdown
    you will be "offered" 1000 points for the semester. Plus an extra 50 points for completing Module Zero.
    420-Exams
    240-Discussions
    340-Semester Writings
    The total number of points you "earn" will be your semester grade.

    900+= A
    800-899= B
    700-799=C
    600-699=D
    Below 600=F

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College's Social/Behavioral Sciences Department endorses the Core Competencies as established by the State of New Mexico. Within our respective fields, as appropriate,students should:

    A. demonstrate educational competence in Society's expectations and boundaries that make up laws and justice system.
    B. Describe the different perspectives that try to explain crimminal behavior
    C. Articulate understanding of the different types of crime
    D. Identify cultural and subcultural considerations pertaining to criminological deviances.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing this course the student will be able to:
    -Address with informed information, the changing attitudes, boundaries and contributions to Criminology.
    -Explain measurable characteristics of crime
    -Discuss the history behind the field of criminology.
    -Correlate current criminological views with the biological and psychological perspectives.
    -Evaluate the different aspects of the effects difference cultures have on criminality
    -Explain the different types of crimes

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Criminal Behavior has taken on different looks throughout history.As technology changes,as family structures change and as cultures continue to merge, so will the look of criminology change. The student of criminology will frequently stay abreast of how criminal behavior is affecting our world.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Criminology
    Subject to change at the discretion of the Professor

    Week 1- Course Introduction & Syllabus review
    Discussion
    Week 2- Chap. 1 Discussion & Exam
    Week 3- Chap. 2 Discussion & Exam
    Week 4- Chap. 3 Discussion & Exam
    First Writing
    Week 5- Chap. 4 Discussion & Exam
    Week 6- Chap. 5 Discussion & Exam
    Week 7- Chap. 6 Discussion & Exam
    Week 8- Chap. 7 Discussion & Exam
    Second Writing
    Week 9-Chap. 8 Discussion & Exam
    Week 10-Chap.9 Discussion & Exam
    Week 11-Chap.10 Discussion & Exam
    Week 12-Chap.11 Discussion & Exam
    Third Writing
    Week 13-Chap.12 Discussion & Exam
    Week 14-Chap.13 Discussion & Exam
    Week 15- Discussion,No Exam
    Week 16- Discussion,No Exam
    Fourth Writing
    Final Exam Chap.14