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Criminal Justice, B.S. (CJBS)
Sequence Sheet for 2013-2014
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First Semester - Fall 201316 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
CRIJ 1303   Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course is a study of the history and philosophy of criminal justice. This course includes the law; law enforcement functions; corrections; and the court system.

This course if offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program.
Class 3.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
 
HIST 1113   Western Civilization To 1715 (L)
A general survey that emphasizes the technological, intellectual, and religious impact of western culture, especially as it influenced developments of the recent past. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Fall)
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 201416 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
CRIJ 1313   Criminal Law
This course is a study of criminal law. This course focuses on the differences between civil and criminal law; defining crime; defenses; and constitutional law pertaining to criminal justice. In addition, this section addresses the fundamentals of sociology and philosophy of the law and criminal liability.

This course is offered through the nontraditional program.
Class 3.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
 
HIST 1123   Western Civilization From 1715 (L)
Covers world events and significant movements from 1715 to the present. Particular attention is given to the progress of civilization and the development of society in modern history. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Spring)
 
BIOL     Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
ENVT1114
Class 3. Lab 1.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201416 hours
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
MATH     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
ENVT1114
Class 3. Lab 1.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201517 hours
CRIJ 2303   Criminology
This course is the study of the nature, causes, and control of criminal behavior in criminal justice. The theories of criminology that will be discussed for this section are classical theories; positivist theories; conflict theories; and integrated theories.
 
CRIJ     Criminology Elective
Any approved CRIJ course.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201515 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CRIJ 3213   Justice and Human Rights
The course examines various approaches for the foundation of human rights and explores justice from a Biblical perspective. It examines the development of the Western legal tradition as the foundation for modern justice and human rights concepts.
 
CRIJ     Criminology Elective
Any approved CRIJ course.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201616 hours
CRIJ 3263   Constitutional Criminal Procedure
This course provides an analysis of U.S. Constitutional Law, emphasizing landmark Supreme Court decisions that impact criminal justice practice. It will focus on the sources of power and restraint for each branch of government and how those powers and limitations affect the field of criminal justice.
 
CRIJ     Criminology Elective
Any approved CRIJ course.
 
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
KINE     Kinesiology Electives
Kinesiology Electives may be chosen from:
KINE 2003 Lifetime Activities I (Fall, Odd years)
KINE 2053 Lifetime Activities II (Spring, Even years)
KINE 2502 Movement and games for Children (Fall)
KINE 2901 Emergency Care and First Aid
KINE 3503 Motor Skill Acquisition (Fall, Odd years)
KINE 3803 Activities for Special Populations (Spring)
KINE 4701 Seminar in Physical Education Pedagogy (Fall)
1 total hours needed.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201615 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CRIJ 4103   Administration of Criminal Justice
This course will introduce the student to the dynamics and functions of the administration and supervisory roles in policing and in the criminal justice field. Topics for this course will include police organizations and management; critical issues such as corruption; the police subculture; and the criminal liability attached to administrative roles in criminal justice. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 1313.
 
CRIJ     Criminology Elective
Any approved CRIJ course.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201715 hours
CRIJ 4703   Personal And Professional Ethics
This capstone course examines the theories and practices in the areas of morality, values, and ethics as they pertain to criminal justice with special consideration given to application of Christian ethical principles for professionals working in the Criminal Justice field. Prerequisite: All other major courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrollment..
 
CRIJ     Criminology Elective
Any approved CRIJ course.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
ELEC     General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Other courses required for Criminal Justice, B.S.
     
total hours needed.
 
Total Hours: 126