CHME U400. Environmental Health (3) Overview environmental
health as a core discipline within public health including the interaction
of individuals and communities with the environment, the origins and
progression of environmental concerns, the potential impact on health of
environmental agents, and the dynamics of environmental health in the
region. Prerequisite: CHME U210 or consent of instructor.
CHME U410. Case Management and Service Coordination (3) In-troduction
to the theory and practice of case management in community
health and human services including referral and eligibility for services,
planning, and systems of continuous documentation. Prerequisite: CHME
U210 or consent of instructor.
CHME U420. Community Health Improvement and Assessment (3)
Coordination of health care and public health activities to achieve community
health goals; the nature of health and its determinants; the use of quantita-tive
and qualitative methods; data analysis; community mobilization and
capacity building; and the impact of current national policy on community
health improvement. Prerequisite: CHME U210 or consent of instructor.
CHME U489. Community Health Internship (9) Opportunity to become
acquainted with the implementation of the principles of community health,
work as a part of a team or agency, and appreciate community health worker
role as professionals in community health and promotion. A minimum of 405
contact hours are required. Prerequisite: Completion of program required
coursework. Corequisite: CHME U499 Senior Seminar.
CHME U499. Community Health Seminar: Advanced Principles of
Community Health (3) Topics relating to the practice of the community
health profession with a focus on the integration of community /public health
knowledge, methods, theories, and resources. Prerequisite: Completion of
program required coursework. Corequisite: CHME U489.
COMM U375. Communication Research Methods (3) Fundamentals of
communications research methods and applications. Topics include survey
research, observational and experimental studies, primary research data-gathering
techniques, secondary research sources, data analysis, message,
market, competitive and audience research measures. Prerequisites: SPCH
U201/U201R; SPCH U301 or JOUR U305; or consent of the instructor.
COMM U399. Internship or Independent Study in Communication
(1-3) Supervised professional experience or research outside the classroom.
For three internship credit hours, a student is to work 135 hours with an
approved agency; for two credit hours, 90 hours; for one credit, 45 hours.
For an internship or for an independent study, a contract must be signed
by the student and by the instructor or record and other designated faculty
and administrators. A student may repeat COMM U399 once with a different
internship or independent study contract description for a total of no more
than six hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisites: SPCH U201/U201R and
consent of faculty internship supervisor and student's academic advisor.
COMM U490. Senior Seminar in Communications (3) Reading and
research on selected topics in communication studies, mass media and/or
public relations designed to integrate knowledge, to explore ethical issues,
and to gain experience in research and oral presentation. Prerequisite: COMM
U375 and departmental permission.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRJU)
CRJU U101. Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) Survey of the law
enforcement, judicial, correctional, and juvenile systems; interrelationships
between criminal justice agencies and the community.
CRJU U210. Policing in America (3) Police organizations; the recruit-ment,
training, and socialization of police officers; the role of police in
society; and critical issues in policing. The problem of coercive power as
it relates to policing is also examined. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U220. The Criminal Courts (3) The administration of criminal
justice in the American federal and state court systems. The nature and
concept of justice, court personnel, functions, jurisdictions, policies,
procedures, discretion, and current developments in court technology
and organization will be reviewed. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U230. Introduction to Corrections (3) Penology emphasizing the
history, philosophy, programs, policies, and problems associated with cor-rectional
practice. Topics include probation, prisons, jails, parole, community
corrections and alternative sanctions. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U272. Foundations of Crime Analysis (3) Overview of the field of
crime analysis, including theoretical, methodological, and ethical founda-tions.
Prerequisite: CRJU U101 and CRJU U210 or consent of instructor.
CRJU U301. Crime in America (3) Contemporary issues related to mani-festations
of crime, offenders, victims, justice system response, and societal
trends. Emphasis placed on debunking misconceptions of crime and its
correlates in media and society. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U311. Homeland Security (3). Causes, consequences, and
prevention strategies for homeland security issues. Topics include gov-ernment
roles in homeland security, strategies of protecting U.S. Citizens
and interests, and specific threats to homeland security such as natural
disasters and acts o terrorism. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U321. Criminal Law (3) Origin and development of criminal law
in America along with basic elements of crime and defenses. Prerequisite:
CRJU U325. Criminal Trial Practice (3) The criminal trial, including the
rules of evidence, trial strategy, opening statements, the presentation of
evidence, arguing objections, closing arguments, and a critical analysis
of the entire process. Prerequisites: CRJU U101 or consent of instructor.
CRJU U330. Institutional Corrections (3) Functions, structure, proce-dures
and philosophy of American correctional institutions; constitutional
limitations and the impact of law on correctional practices. Prerequisite:
CRJU U101 and U230.
CRJU U333. Community-Based Corrections (3) Development and im-pact
of community programs, halfway houses, group homes, work-release,
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