Rhode Island College

2020-2021 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 302WSocial Research Methods

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 404Social Data Analysis

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 302WSocial Research Methods

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 302WSocial Research Methods

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Core Theory and Capstone

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
JSTD 466WSeminar in Justice Studies

4

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

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 362Theories of Crime Seminar

4

Fall, Spring.

Core Choices

FIVE 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.
 

JSTD 350Topics in Justice Studies

4

As needed.
MGT 341WBusiness, Government, and Society

4

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

3

Annually.
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 331Courts and Public Policy

4

Fall.
POL 335Jurisprudence and the American Judicial Process

3

As needed.
SOC 318Law and Society

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 340Police and Policing

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SOC 341Sociology of Punishment

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
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.

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

Total Credit Hours: 52-55