Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Justice Studies B.A.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHIL 206Ethics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 202American Government

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 207Crime and Criminal Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Research Methods

CHOOSE Option I, II, or III below

Option I

(For all justice studies majors, including those double majoring in justice studies and sociology)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SOC 302Social Research Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 404Social Research Methods II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Option II

(For students double majoring in justice studies and political science)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
POL 300Methodology in Political Science

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 302Social Research Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Option III

(For students double majoring in justice studies and psychology)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSYC 320Research Methods II: Behavioral Statistics

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 302Social Research Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Core Theory and Capstone

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
JSTD 466Seminar in Justice Studies

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 332Civil Liberties in the United States

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 309The Sociology of Delinquency and Crime

4

Fall, Spring.

Core Choices

THREE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 333Comparative Law and Justice

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

SOC 333Comparative Law and Justice

4

Fall, Spring.
 

HIST 315Western Legal Systems

4

As needed.
-Or-

POL 315Western Legal Systems

4

As needed.
 

PHIL 321Social and Political Philosophy

3

Fall, Spring.
 

POL 327Internship in State Government

4

Spring.
-Or-

POL 328Field Experiences in the Public Sector

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

POL 335Jurisprudence and the American Judicial Process

3

As needed.
SOC 318Law and Society

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 340Law Enforcement: Theory and Application

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 341Corrections: Process and Theory

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

POL 327: Double majors in justice studies and social work may choose SWRK 436.

Cognates

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
JSTD 3XXTopics in Justice Studies

4

MGT 341Business, Government, and Society

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 315Evidence, Reasoning, and Proof

3

Annually.
POL 331Courts and Public Policy

4

Fall.
SOC 342Women, Crime, and Justice

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 343Juveniles and Justice

4

As needed.
SOC 344Race and Justice

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 345Victimology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 346Underworld and Upperworld Crime and Criminals

4

Summer.

Total Credit Hours: 51-55